Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1560
       By Senator Bean
       4-01184A-22                                           20221560__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to voluntary admissions for mental
    3         illness; amending s. 394.4625, F.S.; revising
    4         voluntary admission requirements for minors; providing
    5         an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
   10  394.4625, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         394.4625 Voluntary admissions.—
   13         (a) A facility may receive for observation, diagnosis, or
   14  treatment any person 18 years of age or older making application
   15  to the facility by express and informed consent for admission or
   16  any person age 17 years of age or younger under for whom such
   17  application is made by his or her guardian. If found to show
   18  evidence of mental illness, to be competent to provide express
   19  and informed consent, and to be suitable for treatment, such
   20  person 18 years of age or older may be admitted to the facility.
   21  A person age 17 years of age or younger under may be admitted,
   22  if found to show evidence of mental illness and to be suitable
   23  for treatment, upon the express and informed consent of the
   24  person’s guardian only after a hearing to verify the
   25  voluntariness of the consent.
   26         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.