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CS/SB 1784: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Grall

Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Providing an exception to background screening requirements for certain licensed physicians and nurses; 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; allowing a patient’s legal custodian to authorize release of the patient’s clinical records; revising requirements for ordering a person for involuntary services and treatment, petitions for involuntary service, appointment of counsel, and continuances of hearings, respectively, etc. APPROPRIATION: $50,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/7/2024 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 7021 -SJ 971
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Fiscal Policy (FP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2024 Senate • Filed
1/11/2024 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Fiscal Policy
• Introduced
1/25/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/30/24, 1:00 pm, 37 Senate Building
1/30/2024 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
• Now in Fiscal Policy
2/22/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 02/27/24, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/27/2024 Senate • CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 19 NAYS 0
2/29/2024 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time
3/4/2024 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/24
3/6/2024 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 901
3/7/2024 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 968
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 7021 -SJ 971
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 7021 -SJ 971