As the recognition of mental illness becomes more prevalent, the need for treatment resources at all levels of care becomes increasingly more vital. These resources include, but are not limited to, longterm care facilities, short-term care facilities, acute care units, emergency rooms,...Read More »
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...Read More »
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 2019 Board Actions A5369/S816 This bill is affiliated with the "Patient Protection Act" and establishes requirements concerning the...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
As the recognition of mental illness becomes more prevalent, the need for treatment resources at all...
In the context of highly publicized episodes of mass violence in this country, the question...
Exact bill language, additional information, and the current status of each of the bills addressed...
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