Mandatory outpatient treatment orders; judicial review conferences. (HB713)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory outpatient treatment orders; judicial review conferences. Extends from 90 days to 180 days the maximum time period a court may order mandatory outpatient treatment for adults and juveniles. The bill provides that any order for mandatory outpatient treatment may include provisions for periodic reviews to monitor the person's (i) access to and satisfaction with services and supports provided under the treatment plan and (ii) compliance with the mandatory outpatient order. The district court judge or special justice may require attendance at such conferences by the person, the community services board staff member responsible for monitoring the person's compliance with the order, and such other persons as deemed appropriate. If agreed upon by the person and monitoring community services board, the judge or special justice may (a) allow such review conferences to be conducted through an electronic video and audio or telephonic communication system and (b) make adjustments to the treatment plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104681D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB713)
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations