Skip to Navigation | Skip to Main Content | Skip to Site Map | Mobile Site

Senate Tracker: Sign Up | Login

The Florida Senate

HB 955: Mental Health Treatment and Examinations


Mental Health Treatment and Examinations; Specifies additional persons who may consent to mental health treatment; revises frequency with which restriction on patient's right to communicate or receive visitors must be reviewed; authorizes receiving facility & counties to seek assistance from mobile crisis response team; revises criteria for involuntary examination; revises standards for use of physical force & restraint in taking custody of persons subject to ex parte orders; revises provisions on return of firearms to persons after confiscation; revises who may testify as to patients history in considering criteria for involuntary outpatient services; specifies rights to treatment of persons in county & municipal detention facilities.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/12/2021 House • Filed
2/25/2021 House • Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
• Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
4/30/2021 House • Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee