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SB 1736: Mental Health


Mental Health; Revising criteria for involuntary examination; specifying who may submit a petition for an ex parte order for involuntary examination; deleting a requirement that a less restrictive means be unavailable before a law enforcement officer may take a person into custody for an involuntary examination; revising discharge requirements if a person no longer meets the criteria for involuntary admission; providing additional discharge requirements for voluntary patients, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2013 Senate • Filed
3/7/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 183
• Introduced -SJ 183
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Health Policy