Proposed Mental Heath Regulations Alarm Advocates

From today’s Chicago Tribune:

“Deep inside a 34-page proposed federal regulation are a few sentences that are causing nightmares for mental health advocacy groups.

“The regulation, from the Social Security Administration, could change how people with mental illnesses are evaluated for disability payments.

“The angst is over whether standardized testing will be required to determine such payments. The proposed regulation is not clear on that controversial subject. At one point it says standardized tests will not be required but then goes into detail on how the exams would be used to determine a person’s fitness for work.

‘The confusion over the wording — and fears that it will be interpreted to require testing — has advocates by the hundreds calling in comments to the Social Security Administration, which will accept them until Wednesday.”
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