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WNYC News

Kendra's Law Saving Millions for NY State

Friday, August 02, 2013

A New York law may be saving the state millions of dollars, according to a Duke University study. Kendra's Law requires those with severe mental illnesses, multiple hospitalizations, and a history of violent behavior to receive assisted outpatient treatment.

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The Takeaway

Should The Severely Mentally Ill Be Forced to Receive Treatment?

Friday, August 02, 2013

A New York State law has caused a fair share of controversy because it forces some severely mentally ill to undergo treatment. On today's show, we hear from Dr. Paul Appelbaum, director of the division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry at Columbia University’s medical school and Margaret, whose son has been forced into assisted outpatient treatment under the law.

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WNYC News

Fatal Subway Shove Renews Debate on Forced Treatment for the Mentally Ill

Monday, December 31, 2012

A second fatal subway pushing in less than a month has renewed focus on a New York law that requires some mentally ill people to get psychiatric treatment.

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