Involuntary admission; provisions governing involuntary inpatient & mandatory outpatient treatment. (HB2166)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

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

Description

Involuntary admission. Amends provisions governing involuntary inpatient and mandatory outpatient treatment to (i) revise criteria for entry of a mandatory outpatient treatment order to become effective upon expiration of an order for involuntary inpatient treatment; (ii) eliminate the requirement that a person agree to abide by a mandatory outpatient treatment plan to be eligible for mandatory outpatient treatment, and instead require that the judge or special justice find that the person is able to adhere to a mandatory outpatient treatment plan; (iii) eliminate the role of a treating physician in determining when a person is eligible to transition from inpatient to mandatory outpatient treatment under an order for mandatory outpatient treatment following a period of involuntary inpatient treatment; (iv) increase from 90 to 180 days the length of an order for mandatory outpatient treatment; (v) revise requirements for monitoring of a person's adherence to a mandatory outpatient treatment plan by a community services board; (vi) add a requirement that a community services board responsible for monitoring a person's adherence to a mandatory outpatient treatment plan report monthly to the court regarding the steps taken to ensure the person does not meet the criteria for an emergency custody order or temporary detention order during the period of mandatory outpatient treatment; (vii) expand the category of persons who may file petitions for various reviews of a mandatory outpatient treatment order or plan; (viii) add a provision for status hearings during the period of mandatory outpatient treatment; and (ix) make other changes to procedures and processes governing mandatory outpatient treatment. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Committee
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102637D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health

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