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August 2014

ANNC approved online course

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VBON appointment

VACPN Nurse Jen Phelps appointed to Virginia board of Nursing.

LCVN Update

Meeting Summary sJ47 Subcommittee

The first meeting of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21Century (SJ47 Subcommittee) was held in Richmond yesterday.



The Subcommittee was given a briefing on the mental health law changes by Allyson Tysinger (same as delivered at the regional trainings on mental health law changes). 


Commissioner Ferguson then provided a broad overview of the structure of the publicly funded mental health system followed by detailed information regarding funding in the system over the last decade, specific information on ECO/TDO dispositions from 01 January 2014 through 30 April 2014 (May and June data will be available in the next few weeks), and an outline of the Department’s goals in shoring up the mental health system.