Emergency Mental Health Treatment And Evaluation Standard
Concerning the standard for emergency mental health treatment and evaluation.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill changes the standard for an emergency 72-hour mental health commitment for treatment and evaluation to include when a person appears to have a mental health disorder or be gravely disabled and, as a result of such mental health disorder or being gravely disabled, appears to present an imminent or substantial risk of harm to self or others. "Substantial risk" is defined. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
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House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations