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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)

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  • 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

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  • SB 1736, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/2/2013 at 12:21 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1277 Mental Health Adkins Compare Last Action: 5/3/2013 H Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (HQS)

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4625 Voluntary admissions. Page 6 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 1 (pdf)
    394.469 Discharge of involuntary patients. Page 7 (pdf)

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