Study; Dept of Behavioral Health and Medical Assist Serv. Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund. (SB1007)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

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

Description

Study; Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and Medical Assistance Services to study use of the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund; report. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in cooperation with the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to study the use of the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund, including (i) the potential use of the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund to fund both involuntary temporary detention and voluntary treatment in a health care facility for the treatment of mental illness to reduce the use of involuntary treatment in the Commonwealth, (ii) the potential benefits of transferring management of the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund from the Department of Medical Assistance Services to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and (iii) any other strategies for improving use of the funds in the Involuntary Mental Commitment Fund to improve access to mental health services in the Commonwealth. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall report its findings to the Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by November 1, 2017. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101415D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1007)
02/02/2017Passed by indefinitely in Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)