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Reporter barred from Mississippi mental health task force meetings

The task force is made up of representatives from more than 30 agencies, many that already serve folks with mental illnesses. The group includes health care professionals, judges, law enforcement officers, academics and advocates, as well as lawmakers Rep. Chris Bell, D-Jackson, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, Sen. Hob Bryan, R-Amory, and Rep. Bryant Clark, D-Pickens.

The attorney general's office claims the group is not subject to the Open Meetings Act because it is not drafting legislation or policy, only recommendations.

A press release on the task force says it "will also review current legislation as well as needs for additional legislation."

Clarion Ledger

Posted December 7, 2017 - 6:34 am

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