Local correctional facilities, etc.; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health services. (HB1341)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)

Progress

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

Description

Local correctional facilities and lock-ups; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to establish minimum standards for identification and care of individuals with developmental disabilities in local correctional facilities and procedures for enforcing such minimum standards, including requirements for (i) developmental disabilities screening of individuals committed to local correctional facilities, (ii) referral of individuals committed to local correctional facilities for whom a screening indicates reason to believe the individual may have a developmental disability to an appropriate provider for an assessment to determine whether the individual has a developmental disability and is in need of developmental services, and (iii) transfer of an individual determined to have a developmental disability and to be in need of developmental services from a local correctional facility to a facility at which appropriate developmental services are provided within 72 hours of completion of the assessment. The bill also requires the Board to amend standards governing the delivery of behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups to provide that if an individual is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services for severe mental illness, such individual shall be transferred from the local correctional facility or lock-up to a behavioral health facility within 72 hours of the assessment. Currently, standards governing behavioral health services in local correctional facilities and lock-ups require that if a person is assessed as being in need of behavioral health services, the local correctional facility or lock-up shall provide such services. The bill also provides that the local community services board or behavioral health authority shall arrange for the admission of a person determined to be in need of behavioral health services for severe mental illness or severe developmental disability within 72 hours of receipt of notification by the local correctional facility of the need for such admission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/21/2022Committee
01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22101985D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1341)
02/03/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106128D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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