CS/SB 1678: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Montford
Substance Abuse and Mental Health; Revising the definition of “mental illness”; requiring that respondents with a serious mental illness be informed of the essential elements of recovery and be provided assistance with accessing a continuum of care regimen; prohibiting the court from considering substantive information in the transfer evaluation unless the evaluator testifies at the hearing; revising the requirements for when a person may be taken to a receiving facility for involuntary examination; requiring that the state attorney represent the state as the real party of interest in an involuntary proceeding, subject to legislative appropriation, etc.
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7012 (Ch. 2020-39)
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• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 164
• Introduced -SJ 164
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 307
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• Remaining references corrected to Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 313
• Now in Judiciary
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 310
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7012 (Ch. 2020-39)
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