Darrell Dinges (Libertarian)

Click here for more information on the candidate.

Do you support school policies and funding that increase the availability of mental health services in schools and early childhood settings?
  • NoThese issues should be handled in other locations beside schools.
Do you support additional funding for follow-up care for individuals after a suicide attempt or overdose?
  • YesA funding source would have to be found that does not affect existing priorities.
Do you support extreme risk protection orders?
  • NoThese laws can cause persons to lose their Second Amendment rights without due process.
Do you support strengthening laws and transparency requirements compelling insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders that is equal to the coverage provided for a physical illness?
  • YesCoverage requirements need to be reasonable to ensure premiums are affordable.
Do you support strengthening requirements that insurance companies have enough mental health and substance use professionals to guarantee their members have a choice of provider?
  • YesPatients should have access to a reasonable number of providers.
Do you support requirements that hospitals and other providers report information on treatment availability to help individuals, hospitals and law enforcement locate available treatment for people in crisis?
  • NoI would have see more detail on this proposal prior to support this requirement.
Do you support providing state funds to expand capacity for mental health and substance use treatment in underserved areas of the state?
  • YesFunding in this area could reduce spending on jails, courts and prisons.
Do you support additional state investments in affordable housing with supportive services for people with mental health or substance use disorders?
  • YesFunding spend on affordable housing could reduce law enforcements costs.