Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 06, 2018

Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.

North Carolina officials taking over mental health agency

By Associated Press  |  November 28, 2017

North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of "serious financial mismanagement" by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay.

Minnesota hospital won't take patients committed by a court

By Associated Press  |  November 06, 2017

State officials worry that the hospital's decision to only accept patients who seek voluntary psychiatric treatment to its 16-bed behavioral health center — not patients who are involuntarily ordered to such care by the courts — might lead other private hospitals to do the same.


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