Inpatient mental health treatment; admission of minors 14 years of age or older. (SB432)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Admission of minors 14 years of age or older for inpatient mental health treatment; nonconsenting parents. Provides a process by which a minor 14 years of age or older may be admitted for inpatient treatment at a mental health facility without the consent of his parents. The bill allows the minor to obtain a preadmission screening report from the local community services board. If after the minor's parents have been given the opportunity to read and discuss the report with the preparer of the report, the parents still object to admission, the minor may be admitted to a willing mental health facility based on the findings in the report. The bill requires judicial review of the admission, and the nonconsenting parent shall be given the opportunity to be heard. The bill further provides that a minor 14 years of age or older shall be deemed an adult for the purposes of consenting to inpatient mental health treatment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103936D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2016Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)