Date: 
Dec 28, 2015

In New Hampshire, individuals with mental illness who “present a serious likelihood of danger to himself or to others” may be committed to the secure psychiatric unit in the state prison.   

Date: 
Feb 17, 2016

On Thursday, February 18 a House committee will host a public hearing on HB 1541, which would prohibit the state from housing an individual with mental illness in the state prison, unless the individual has been charged with a crime.

Date: 
Apr 18, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20 the New Hampshire House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on SB 323, a bill that authorizes employees of hospitals to use force.

SB 323 specifically says a health care facility employee “may use non-deadly force when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes it necessary to maintain decorum or safety.”

emergency hospital in-patient mental health treatment
Date: 
Apr 27, 2017

This week the Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on a bill amendment that would increase in-patient treatment options for individuals in mental health crisis in New Hampshire. 

mental health and child abuse
Date: 
Jun 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14 Governor Chris Sununu will sign a bill that aims to increase protections for children and people with mental illness in New Hampshire.

study committee
Date: 
Jul 10, 2017

When faced with a complex issue, the New Hampshire Legislature will often vote to create a committee to study the issue.  After meeting over the summer and fall, the committee is responsible for recommending any bills the following year.

Here is a summary of some of the major issues committees will consider this summer.

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