Debriefing the 2022 WV Regular Legislative Session – Behavioral Health


Brian Skinner Behavioral Health, Health Care, Legislation, Legislature, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. Four bills related to behavioral health were passed during the second session of the 85th West Virginia Legislature. Most significantly, House Bill 4369 updated the telepsychology compact. It added two additional criteria for a psychologist who holds a graduate degree in psychology, which is necessary for him or her to …Read More

Debriefing the 2022 WV Regular Legislative Session — Health Care


Brian Skinner Health Care, Legislation, Legislature, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders, Public Health

By Brian J. Skinner, Esq. During its Second Session, the 85th West Virginia Legislature passed several bills related to health care. As always, because it is an election year, abortion was on the agenda. The Legislature passed a bill to prohibit abortion of a viable fetus because of the presence or presumption of a disability, …Read More

Mental Health Consequences of the Pandemic and its Aftermath. 


Brian Skinner Government & Policy, Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and the economy continues to suffer, policymakers must be prepared address an increased need for both a public health response and policies to increase intervention and prevention efforts associated with the mental health of the state’s population.  Recent studies are highlighting the impact the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting …Read More

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