"The VPA took an early and active role in support of this bill," said Vermont psychiatrist and APA Trustee David Fassler,
M.D. "Psychiatrists contacted legislators, met with the governor, wrote letters to the local papers, attended rallies, and
testified frequently at legislative hearings. Although passage of the bill is a significant accomplishment, much of the difficult
and challenging work remains ahead. The VPA plans to remain actively involved throughout the process."