Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
State Representative Travis Clardy of Nacogdoches filed a House Bill which claims to offer more protection to health professionals, their patients, and the community.
It's House Bill 1213, also known as "Duty to Protect" to Legislation in hopes that it will prevent another tragedy like the movie theater shooting in Colorado.
"It would add more legal protections and it would also provide more specific guidance to therapists and counselors on what are you to do and under what circumstances," says licensed professional counselor, Wade French.
French says confidentiality currently exist between patient and doctor, with certain exceptions.
"One, if they tell you they abused a child, if they've abused an elderly person, or if you believe they are in eminent danger of harming themselves or others," says French.
It's the same existent law in Colorado, and sure enough, James Holmes gave an impression to his counselor weeks before the shooting, making the counselor believe he was dangerous.
"Therapists could make the disclosure, break confidentiality and warn people, but they did so with their own peril. Which means they would be open to some kind of litigation," says French.
Representative Travis Clardy says he believes mental health professionals should be free from prosecution in the court of law for doing their duty to protect Texans.
"In the end, it still always boils down to judgement and what would be reasonable," says French.
Representative Travis Clardy says the bill would expand disclosure to potential victims of patient threats. The bill also expands immunity for a mental health professional who discloses this information in good faith.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
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First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
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