involuntary mental health committment http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Gun Control and Mental Health Measure Dies in Delaware Senate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gun-control-and-mental-health-measure-dies-delaware-senate <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - An effort to revive a bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns has failed in the state Senate.</p><p>The bill, pushed by Attorney General Beau Biden, won overwhelming passage in the House last year before being dealt a stunning defeat in the Senate.</p><p>Under their rules, Senate lawmakers had three legislative days, a period ending Tuesday, to rescind the vote.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:26:32 +0000 Don Rush 47715 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gun Control and Mental Health Measure Dies in Delaware Senate Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-mental-health-task-force-wrapping-report <p>BEAR, Del. (AP) - A task force studying Delaware's civil mental health laws is finishing up its work in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline for submitting a report with its full findings to the General Assembly and the governor.</p><p>Among the issues that have been examined by the task force, which meets Tuesday, are immunity provisions regarding involuntary mental health commitments. The immunity provision were the subject of a task force report that was due earlier this year and which was followed with legislation signed by Gov. Jack Markell in March.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:33:59 +0000 Don Rush 45639 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report