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USA Today Interview: Dr. Paul Appelbaum

Identifying Mentally Ill Only Small Part in Gun Debate
March 3, 2013 - March 5, 2013



New York state's sweeping gun-control law requires mental health professionals to report the names of patients likely to seriously harm themselves or others.

A Maryland state task force also recommended a proposal— ultimately rejected by the governor — requiring psychiatrists, teachers and others to report people who threaten "suicide or serious violence" to authorities.




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