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Violence and Mental Health

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In the context of highly publicized episodes of mass violence in this country, the question often arises as to the role of mental illness as a factor impelling the perpetrators of violence. Therefore, it is important to clarify this matter...

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Board Actions on Proposed Legislation

Posted by: NJPA

Exact bill language, additional information, and the current status of each of the bills addressed below can be found at www.njleg.state.nj.us.  June 2018 Board Actions A3558 This bill would appropriate $100,000 to the Department of Children and Families to create a pilot...

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The Legalization of Marijuana

Posted by: NJPA

Marijuana legalization has been promoted as a public health measure to decrease drug-related crime, as a solution to the harms caused by marijuana criminalization, including incarceration, and as a significant source of tax revenue. These claims have not been validated...

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The Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: NJPA

In New Jersey, along with our nation as a whole, we are facing a true epidemic of opioid overuse and addiction, which may lead to death by overdose, either deliberate or accidental. Overdose deaths involving prescription or illicit opioids have...

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The Pharmacy Benefit Management Policies

Posted by: NJPA

Healthcare insurance companies, through Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) policies, typically employ drug formularies which designate which drugs they will pay for, under what circumstances and in what quantities, with or without co-pays. Physicians, particularly those experienced in the medical specialty...

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Telemedicine in Psychiatry

Posted by: NJPA

The New Jersey Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine in psychiatry, which can safely provide access to care when properly used and certain standards are observed. The use of telemedicine in psychiatry shall meet all applicable federal and state...

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Tobacco Use Disorder

Posted by: NJPA

Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among people with mental illnesses, including substance disorders (SUD). Reasons for this include the inherent toxicity of chemicals in smoke, coupled with the fact that two to four...

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Legislative Action Center

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Violence and Mental Health

In the context of highly publicized episodes of mass violence in this country, the question...

Board Actions on Proposed Legislation

Exact bill language, additional information, and the current status of each of the bills addressed...

The Legalization of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization has been promoted as a public health measure to decrease drug-related crime, as...

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