St. Thomas

St. John


Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services

The Committee on Health, Hospitals & Human Services has scheduled a hearing to receive testimony on the following:


BR 21-0244      A bill amending, restructuring, reclassifying and adopting the first comprehensive Virgin Islands Behavioral Health Act that addresses services and interdepartmental coordination of agencies and organizations to provide a structure of support to individuals throughout the Virgin Islands who suffer from behavioral health challenges and establishes community behavioral health services, as well as provides for the first comprehensive public behavioral health facility to treat individuals voluntarily and involuntarily who face behavioral health challenges


Invited Testifiers:

The Honorable Justa E. Encarnacion, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Health

The Honorable Denise N. George, Esq., Attorney General of the US Virgin Islands

The Honorable Ray A. Martinez, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Police Department

Sheryl Pogson, President, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Lori Thompson, PhD, Psychologist, Insight Psychological Services, LLC

Tina Comissiong, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Regional Medical Center

Christopher E. Finch, Chairman, Virgin Islands Government Health and Hospital Corporation

Wynnie Testamark, Director, Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections

Samuel Joseph, Esq., Chief Public Defender, Office of the Territorial Public Defender

Alisha Udhwani, Esq., President, VI Bar Association


Jun 29 2022


12:30 pm


Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room
St. Croix
Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.


Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.
(340) 773-2424
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