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Persons Detained in Jail on Emergency Commitment

Concerning persons detained in jail who are held on an emergency commitment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. Beginning July 1, 2025, the bill prohibits a law enforcement officer or emergency service patrol officer who takes a person juvenile into protective custody from detaining the person juvenile in jail.

Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill requires each local law enforcement agency that has taken a person into protective custody to provide an annual report to the behavioral health administration that includes disaggregated and nonidentifying information concerning persons who were taken into protective custody in an approved treatment facility or detained in an emergency medical facility or jail.

Beginning July 1, 2024, the bill requires each approved treatment facility or emergency medical services facility that detains a person under protective custody or detains or holds a person on an emergency commitment to provide a quarterly report to the behavioral health administration that includes information about the persons detained or held at the facility.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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