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    buddabelly, KVoimakas

    unless you sign a waiver giving them permission to open your OMH (Office of Mental Health) files.

    I've never been able to get a straight answer as to whether those files contain information on voluntary treatments (i.e: I call the Mental Hygiene Office and ask to speak with someone regarding depression or some such) or just involuntary commitments.

    If they contain records on voluntary treatments then that's another way for the system to discriminate against the poor and downtrodden.  I have money and health insurance -- if I need mental health treatment I can go to any private provider of my choosing.  The records of that treatment will not wind up in the state OMH databbase.  If I was poor and lacked said insurance I would have to seek that treatment out from the public mental hygiene office and records of my treatment would presumably wind up in the state OMH database.

    Hardly seems fair, does it?

    There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

    by Crookshanks on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 07:38:47 AM PDT

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