Senate Bill 230 addresses first recommendation of Behavioral Health Consortium’s Action Plan WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 230 beside members of the General Assembly, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and the Behavioral Health Consortium, and other mental health and addiction advocates. “I am proud to sign this bill into law, a […]
Secretary Walker Announces Appointments of Directors for Divisions of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services
NEW CASTLE (Jan. 10, 2018) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced two appointments of directors to lead the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. Elizabeth Romero, who formerly served as Senior Director for Health Improvement with the Association of State […]
LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY: Governor Carney, Lawmakers Expand Access to Medical Marijuana for Delawareans with PTSD
Senate Bill 24, signed this week, will improve access to treatment for Delaware veterans WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney this week signed into law Senate Bill 24, which will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for Delaware veterans, and other Delawareans, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Margaret Rose […]
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Signs Order Releasing State of Delaware from Settlement Agreement; Decision Affirms State Has Effectively Reformed Public Mental Health System
NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES U.S. District Court Chief Judge Signs Order Releasing State of Delaware from Settlement Agreement; Decision Affirms State Has Effectively Reformed Public Mental Health System WILMINGTON (Oct. 11, 2016) – Chief Judge Leonard B. Stark, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, today signed […]
Delaware Children’s Department Secretary Jennifer Ranji discusses a statewide effort to place licensed mental health professionals into middle schools.