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Act 26 (2019)

Act 35 (2007)

Act 46 (2015)

Act 50

Act 64 (2013)

Act 72 (2019)

Act 78 (2017)

Act 79 (2012)

Act 82 (2017)

Act 114 (1998)

Act 140

Act 200

Brattleboro Retreat & Vermont Agency of Human Services



  • During the 2017 Legislative session, Act 35 Minor Consent for Outpatient Mental Health Treatment was passed and went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Department of Mental Health received many questions related to this bill. While we understand the desire for more guidelines related to this new legislation, we understand from the Legislature it is not their expectation or desire that the Department of Mental Health provide those guidelines.  Their intent is to keep the legislation as open as possible. Therefore, we requested the Committees that were key on passing this bill to provide some clarification on their legislative intent. Click here for a link to the clarification.  The full legislation can be found here.


Proposed FY 2022 Department of Mental Health Budget 


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Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Emily Hawes
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100


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