Lawmaker Wants "Lunatic" Out of Mental Health Laws

Nick Reisman - Spectrum Local News

Words like "lunatic" and "lunacy" would be taken out of the state's law books under a measure proposed by Sen. John Mannion. 

The measure would also end the use of the term "mentally ill person" with "person with a mental disability." 

Mannion's bill was advanced from committee earlier on Tuesday. 

The current usage has evolved, Mannion said, and words like "lunatic" represent an outdated usage.

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