Eating disorder survivors say new law is needed to establish standards of care

February 29, 2024

By: Carly Moore

Vincent Atchity with Mental Health Colorado said this bill would put in place standards of care for eating disorder treatment programs.

“Until now, there had been no such thing as formalized standards of care in those settings,” Atchity said. “And the testimony on the part of consumers of eating disordered care is sort of hair-raising when it comes to the kind of experiences that folks have had in those settings. And that’s what has really motivated this work to bring this bill about that Senator Lisa Cutter has sponsored.”

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