Fri., March 8, 2013 4:52pm
The State House has approved legislation allowing people who have voluntarily sought inpatient treatment for mental illness or substance abuse to get gun licenses. Andrew Johnson with the state Department of Behavioral Health, says his agency hasn’t taken a stand on the bill. But he says the proposal would require a judge to review cases where someone has been ordered into out-patient treatment.
Fri., March 8, 2013 2:27pm
While some states push to tighten gun control laws, Georgia lawmakers are moving toward easing rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms.
Wed., March 6, 2013 7:46pm
Georgia lawmakers will debate new rules that could allow more mentally ill people to legally carry firearms. Amendments made to the plan Wednesday may blunt some of the impact.
Tue., May 1, 2012 6:55am
County sheriffs across Georgia are awaiting results of an ongoing study aimed at determining how to better care for mentally ill people who are accused of crime.
Mon., July 18, 2011 12:01am
A public-private collaboration wants to find Southeast Georgia's 100 most seriously mentally ill patients. The goal is to identify the area's most at-risk population for homelessness, jail or hospitalization -- and give them extra resources to stay out of trouble. Once indentified, patients will work with peer navigators to lower recidivism.
Tue., October 19, 2010 4:14pm
Georgia will stop admitting people with developmental disabilities into state hospitals.