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HB 1277: Mental Health


Mental Health; Revises criteria for involuntary examination; deletes requirement that less restrictive means be unavailable before law enforcement officer may take person into custody for involuntary examination; deletes prohibition on a fee for filing for involuntary examination order specifies when involuntary patient is eligible for discharge; revises discharge requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/4/2013 House • Filed
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 122
3/8/2013 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 212
5/3/2013 House • Died in Health Quality Subcommittee