CS/HB 979: Behavioral Health Care Services
GENERAL BILL by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Peters ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Pilon
Behavioral Health Care Services; Revises Florida Mental Health Act; revises duration of involuntary outpatient & involuntary inpatient commitment orders; revises legislative intent with respect to mental health & substance abuse treatment services; revises criteria for involuntary admission for assessment, stabilization, & treatment for substance abuse impairment; specifies professionals authorized to execute certificate for emergency admission; prohibits court from charging fee for filing of petition for involuntary assessment, stabilization, or treatment; provides time limitation on court order authorizing involuntary assessment & stabilization; revises responsibilities of service providers who admit an individual for involuntary assessment & stabilization.
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 84
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/13/16, 9:00 am, 12 HOB --Workshopped
• Introduced -HJ 84
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/26/16, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
• CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 317
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 311
• Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 322
• Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)
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