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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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)
Location: In committee/council (HCAS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2015 House • Filed
1/8/2016 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 84
1/11/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/13/16, 9:00 am, 12 HOB --Workshopped
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 84
1/22/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/26/16, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
1/26/2016 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 317
1/28/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 311
1/29/2016 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 322
3/11/2016 House • Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)