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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Jack Mccullough
It now appears it will be at least next week before a Vermont Senate panel completes its work on a bill to streamline the process for getting people into mental health treatment and on medications against their will.
A former Washington state policeman convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young Illinois girl more than a half-century ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
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Jack McCullough, director of Vermont Legal Aid's Mental Health Law Project, said after the vote that a big motivation for the bill was disarray in the state's mental health system since flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 forced the closure of the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, leaving general hospitals struggling with an influx of psychiatric patients.
Jack McCullough, director of the Mental Health Law Practice at Vermont Legal Aid, which represents most patients in involuntary treatment hearings, said he did not see Vermont's current system of court reviews as a problem.