ACT 114, HB2559 HD1 SD2 CD1, 6/22/2016

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 in 2016 Acts

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH

Repeals the authority of a law enforcement officer to take into custody and transport a person subject to an assisted community treatment order to any designated mental health program. Requires a court order stating probable cause to believe a person is mentally ill or suffering from substance abuse, is imminently dangerous to self or others and in need of care or treatment, or both, to also direct the person to be taken into custody and, if subject to an assisted community treatment order, transported to any designated mental health program. Extends the maximum duration of assisted community treatment that may be ordered by the court to one year. Narrows the circumstances under which a subject of an assisted community treatment order may be physically forced to take medication to require the subject to be physically present in an emergency room or admitted to a hospital. Repeals the sunset date of the current statutory requirements for assisted community treatment. (HB2559 CD1)

ACT 114, HB2559 HD1 SD2 CD1