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HB22-1065

Emergency Mental Health Treatment And Evaluation Standard

Concerning the standard for emergency mental health treatment and evaluation.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill changes the standard for an emergency 72-hour mental health commitment for treatment and evaluation to include when a person appears to have a mental health disorder or be gravely disabled and, as a result of such mental health disorder or being gravely disabled, appears to present an imminent or substantial risk of harm to self or others. "Substantial risk" is defined.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Amabile, Rep. A. Benavidez

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