Sen. Harckham in Support of Bill Requiring Extreme Risk Protection Orders for Certain Released Patients

Legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin requiring mental health facilities to provide information on how to seek extreme risk protection orders for patients upon their discharge or conditional release was approved today by the State Senate.

“An extreme risk protection order is a common-sense safeguard, and once residents have information about the value of attaining them for loved ones and others, we will save countless lives in the years to come,” said Harckham.

Here is a video of Harckham speaking on the floor of the Senate today in support of the legislation.