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CS/SB 870: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Book

Mental Health and Substance Abuse; 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; authorizing the state to establish that a transfer evaluation was performed by providing the court with a copy of the evaluation before the close of the state’s case in chief; revising the requirements for when a person may be ordered for involuntary inpatient placement; authorizing the court or clerk of the court to waive or prohibit any service of process fees for an indigent petitioner; expanding the exemption from the requirement that a respondent be present at a hearing on a petition for involuntary treatment services, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/12/2019 Senate • Filed
    11/21/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 67
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 66
    1/23/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
    1/28/2020 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 215
    1/29/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 218
    1/31/2020 Senate • Now in Judiciary
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary

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  • CS/SB 870, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/29/2020 at 3:36 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1229 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Gottlieb Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
    H 1071 (c1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died on Calendar
    H 1081 (c2) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Stevenson Compare Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 7012 passed -HJ 1070
    S 1554 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Baxley Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    S 1678 (c1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Montford Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 7012 (er) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Compare Last Action: 6/19/2020 Chapter No. 2020-39

    Citations - Statutes (43)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.455 Definitions. Page 7 (pdf)
    394.459 Rights of patients. Page 8 (pdf)
    394.4598 Guardian advocate. Page 8 (pdf)
    394.4599 Notice. Page 9 (pdf)
    394.461 Designation of receiving and treatment facilities and receiving systems. Page 10 (pdf)
    394.4615 Clinical records; confidentiality. Page 11 (pdf)
    394.462 Transportation. Page 12 (pdf)
    394.4625 Voluntary admissions. Page 18 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 22 (pdf)
    394.4655 Involuntary outpatient services. Page 27 (pdf)
    394.467 Involuntary inpatient placement. Page 28 (pdf)
    394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care; programs and services. Page 33 (pdf)
    394.496 Service planning. Page 34 (pdf)
    394.499 Integrated children’s crisis stabilization unit/juvenile addictions receiving facility services. Page 34 (pdf)
    394.9085 Behavioral provider liability. Page 34 (pdf)
    397.305 Legislative findings, intent, and purpose. Page 35 (pdf)
    397.311 Definitions. Page 35 (pdf)
    397.416 Substance abuse treatment services; qualified professional. Page 36 (pdf)
    397.501 Rights of individuals. Page 37 (pdf)
    397.675 Criteria for involuntary admissions, including protective custody, emergency admission, and other involuntary assessment, involuntary treatment, and alternative involuntary assessment for minors, for purposes of assessment and stabilization, and for Page 37 (pdf)
    397.6751 Service provider responsibilities regarding involuntary admissions. Page 38 (pdf)
    397.681 Involuntary petitions; general provisions; court jurisdiction and right to counsel. Page 39 (pdf)
    397.6811 Involuntary assessment and stabilization. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6814 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; contents of petition. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6815 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; procedure. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6818 Court determination. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6819 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; responsibility of licensed service provider. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6821 Extension of time for completion of involuntary assessment and stabilization. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6822 Disposition of individual after involuntary assessment. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.693 Involuntary treatment. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.695 Involuntary services; persons who may petition. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.6951 Contents of petition for involuntary services. Page 43 (pdf)
    397.6955 Duties of court upon filing of petition for involuntary services. Page 45 (pdf)
    397.6957 Hearing on petition for involuntary services. Page 48 (pdf)
    397.697 Court determination; effect of court order for involuntary services. Page 53 (pdf)
    397.6971 Early release from involuntary services. Page 56 (pdf)
    397.6975 Extension of involuntary services period. Page 57 (pdf)
    397.6977 Disposition of individual upon completion of involuntary services. Page 59 (pdf)
    397.6978 Guardian advocate; patient incompetent to consent; substance abuse disorder. Page 59 (pdf)
    409.972 Mandatory and voluntary enrollment. Page 59 (pdf)
    464.012 Licensure of advanced practice registered nurses; fees; controlled substance prescribing. Page 60 (pdf)
    744.2007 Powers and duties. Page 60 (pdf)
    790.065 Sale and delivery of firearms. Page 60 (pdf)

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  • SB 870, Original Filed Version Posted 11/12/2019 at 12:27 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 1/27/2020 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 2/21/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1229 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Gottlieb Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
    H 1071 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died on Calendar
    H 1081 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Stevenson Compare Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 7012 passed -HJ 1070
    S 1554 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Baxley Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    S 1678 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Montford Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    745770 - Amendment
    Delete lines 214 - 1783 and insert:
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    (Book)
    1/27/2020
    4:37 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/29/2020
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/28/2020 4:00 PM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (46)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.455 Definitions. Page 8 (pdf)
    394.459 Rights of patients. Page 9 (pdf)
    394.4598 Guardian advocate. Page 9 (pdf)
    394.4599 Notice. Page 10 (pdf)
    394.461 Designation of receiving and treatment facilities and receiving systems. Page 13 (pdf)
    394.4615 Clinical records; confidentiality. Page 13 (pdf)
    394.462 Transportation. Page 15 (pdf)
    394.4625 Voluntary admissions. Page 20 (pdf)
    394.463 Involuntary examination. Page 23 (pdf)
    394.4655 Involuntary outpatient services. Page 26 (pdf)
    394.467 Involuntary inpatient placement. Page 27 (pdf)
    394.4785 Children and adolescents; admission and placement in mental facilities. Page 32 (pdf)
    394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care; programs and services. Page 34 (pdf)
    394.496 Service planning. Page 34 (pdf)
    394.499 Integrated children’s crisis stabilization unit/juvenile addictions receiving facility services. Page 34 (pdf)
    394.9085 Behavioral provider liability. Page 35 (pdf)
    397.305 Legislative findings, intent, and purpose. Page 35 (pdf)
    397.311 Definitions. Page 36 (pdf)
    397.416 Substance abuse treatment services; qualified professional. Page 37 (pdf)
    397.501 Rights of individuals. Page 37 (pdf)
    397.675 Criteria for involuntary admissions, including protective custody, emergency admission, and other involuntary assessment, involuntary treatment, and alternative involuntary assessment for minors, for purposes of assessment and stabilization, and for Page 38 (pdf)
    397.6751 Service provider responsibilities regarding involuntary admissions. Page 39 (pdf)
    397.681 Involuntary petitions; general provisions; court jurisdiction and right to counsel. Page 40 (pdf)
    397.6811 Involuntary assessment and stabilization. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6814 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; contents of petition. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6815 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; procedure. Page 41 (pdf)
    397.6818 Court determination. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.6819 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; responsibility of licensed service provider. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.6821 Extension of time for completion of involuntary assessment and stabilization. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.6822 Disposition of individual after involuntary assessment. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.693 Involuntary treatment. Page 42 (pdf)
    397.695 Involuntary services; persons who may petition. Page 43 (pdf)
    397.6951 Contents of petition for involuntary services. Page 43 (pdf)
    397.6955 Duties of court upon filing of petition for involuntary services. Page 45 (pdf)
    397.6957 Hearing on petition for involuntary services. Page 48 (pdf)
    397.697 Court determination; effect of court order for involuntary services. Page 54 (pdf)
    397.6971 Early release from involuntary services. Page 56 (pdf)
    397.6975 Extension of involuntary services period. Page 57 (pdf)
    397.6976 Page 59 (pdf)
    397.6977 Disposition of individual upon completion of involuntary services. Page 60 (pdf)
    397.6978 Guardian advocate; patient incompetent to consent; substance abuse disorder. Page 60 (pdf)
    397.706 Screening, assessment, and disposition of juvenile offenders. Page 60 (pdf)
    409.972 Mandatory and voluntary enrollment. Page 62 (pdf)
    464.012 Licensure of advanced practice registered nurses; fees; controlled substance prescribing. Page 62 (pdf)
    744.2007 Powers and duties. Page 63 (pdf)
    790.065 Sale and delivery of firearms. Page 63 (pdf)

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