Mental Health

Working with Senator Deeds, Senator Favola co-patroned a bill to require that the State keep a registry of available psychiatric beds.  The bill also requires State facilities to make a bed available if a local bed cannot be located should an individual need to be temporarily detained for a complete psychiatric evaluation. In separate legislation, Senator Favola has focused on better funding mental health services for children.

Critical Incident Reporting: Senator Favola passed legislation to require better reporting on incidents of serious injury from licensed community-based programs serving those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.