HB 1277: Mental Health
GENERAL BILL by Adkins
Mental Health; Revises criteria for involuntary examination; deletes requirement that less restrictive means be unavailable before law enforcement officer may take person into custody for involuntary examination; deletes prohibition on a fee for filing for involuntary examination order specifies when involuntary patient is eligible for discharge; revises discharge requirements.
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 122
• Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 212
• Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
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