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CS/SB 828: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gainer

Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Requiring facilities to inform respondents with a serious mental illness of the essential elements of recovery and provide them assistance in 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 taken to a receiving facility for involuntary examination; revising the requirements for when a person may be ordered for involuntary inpatient placement; requiring the clerk of the court to notify the state attorney’s office upon the receipt of a petition filed for involuntary treatment services, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/18/2021 Senate - Now in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/26/2021 Senate • Filed
2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations
2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/16/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
2/16/2021 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
2/18/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary