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New Legislation to Improve Local Responses to Mental Health Emergencies

Two bills which recently passed through the Michigan Legislature are aimed at providing resources for law enforcement agencies when responding to emergency calls involving an individual in the midst of a mental crisis. Senate Bills 637 sponsored by State Senators Stephanie Chang (D-Dist. 1) and Rick Outman (R-Dist. 33) and 638 sponsored by Outman, will improve the ability of law enforcement agencies and personnel to handle behavioral health issues. "When enacted, these bipartisan, forward-thinking bills will make a big difference for vulnerable residents and public safety in our state," said C...


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