In this country, people who need Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment often choose not to pursue professional treatment, not because of the cost, but because there is a societal negative stigma attached to the disease. In...
by Emma Trivax | Aug 25, 2021
Who are the relevant state entities? The Division of Developmental Disabilities (“DDD”) operates under the Arizona Department of Economic Security (“ADES”). The DDD provides services to qualifying Arizona children with...Read More
by Emma Trivax | Aug 23, 2021
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”)? Autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) is a developmental disability. Children with ASD may experience social, communication, learning, and behavioral challenges. The severity of ASD varies...Read More
by Behavioral Health Law Team | Sep 29, 2020
(1) Clayton v. Hon. Kenworthy et al. This month, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Clayton v. Hon. Kenworthy et al., regarding an unrecorded Rule 35, Ariz. R. Civ. P. neuropsychological examination. Background...Read More
by Erica Erman | Jul 24, 2020
Earlier this week, on July 21, 2020, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a new opinion affecting children with autism in Arizona. In A.C. v. ADES/DDD, the Court reversed the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s decision...Read More
New Case Law on When a Behavioral Health Professional May Testify as an Acquaintance Witness in a Commitment Proceeding
by Behavioral Health Law Team | Jun 26, 2020
On June 23, 2020, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued its opinion concerning In Re: MH2019-004895, vacating the trial court’s order for involuntary treatment because the trial court improperly allowed the patient’s clinical...Read More
Gregory Moore Appointed Vice Chair – Educational Programming of the Behavioral Health Task Force for the American Health Law Association
by Behavioral Health Law Team | Apr 29, 2020
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Gregory W. Moore (Member, Troy) has been appointed Vice Chair – Educational Programming of the Behavioral Health Task Force for the American Health Law Association (AHLA). The...Read More
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