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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals admonished the state of Arizona for its execution procedures this week. According to the new execution protocol Arizona Director of Corrections Charles Ryan can choose, “which and how many drugs to execute inmates and must give the inmates’ one week’s notice.” AZ Republic

Medical tattoos are starting to gain popularity as a replacement for medical ID bracelets. The legal and medical communities have not yet decided how to treat, or standardize them. MSNBC

Dementia is on the rise in our nation’s prisons, as the prison population age because of the get-tough-on-crime-policies. Plans on how to deal with this new issue are being made on the spot. New York Times

In the wake of the recent Ohio school shooting that left three dead, psychologists are asking what can be done to prevent murder by someone plummeting into a serious and deadly illness? CNN Blog

Proposed Arizona Legislation – Relating to Court Ordered Treatment

The proposed bill Relating to Court Ordered Treatment is a revision of existing law. The subject matter of the law deals with court ordered treatment of a mental disorder. It modifies several preexisting sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes: Title 36, Chapter 5 Mental Health Services.The changes span sections: 36-501, 36-526, 36-533, 36-540, 36-542, 36-543, and 36-548.