MHCGM Mental Health Laws and Legislation

State develops due process plan for mental health patients

By Dave Solomon – The commissioner of Health and Human Services and the N.H. Hospital Association have developed a plan to ensure that mental health patients housed in hospital emergency rooms, sometimes for weeks at a time without consent, are not denied their due process rights. The $1 million proposal outlined in an Aug. 31…Read More

DHHS Chief Says Progress is Made on Mental Health

By Dave Solomon – The first step in creating more mental health beds to ease the shortage across the state was the easy part. The Legislature approved a $20 million investment and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a request for proposals from health care providers. Now comes the hard part – getting…Read More

NH Hospital Staffing Levels to be Reviewed

By Dan Touhy New Hampshire Union Leader The Governor and Executive Council approved an independent review of staffing levels at the New Hampshire Hospital on Wednesday as part of a settlement agreement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock over a contract dispute. The no-bid $85,000 contract with Joint Commission Resources will fund a review of the quality of care…Read More