New Legislation to Improve Local Responses to Mental Health Emergencies

 

January 6, 2022

STEPHANIE CHANG - State Senator - District 1

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," sa...



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