SB 260 Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks.
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Summary as introduced:
Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks. Allows private providers licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to hire as a direct care employee in adult substance abuse or mental health treatment programs a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor violation relating to assault and battery against a family or household member as long as such offense was substantially related to substance abuse or mental illness and the applicant has been rehabilitated. Alternatively, the bill authorizes private providers to hire as a direct care employee persons who have been convicted of not more than one misdemeanor violation relating to assault and battery against a family or household member if 10 years have elapsed since the conviction, unless the person committed the offense while employed in a direct consumer care position.

The bill also makes a technical change that clarifies the existing law that (i) community service boards and private providers may hire as a direct care employee persons who have been convicted of not more than one misdemeanor violation relating to assault and battery and (ii) community service boards may hire as a direct care employee persons who have been convicted of not more than one misdemeanor violation relating to assault and battery of a family or household member, provided, however, that in the case of any conviction referenced in clause (i) or (ii), 10 years have elapsed since the conviction, and the person did no commit the offense while employed in a direct consumer care position.

Full text:
01/12/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100800D  pdf
02/18/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105474D-H1  pdf

Status:
01/12/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100800D
01/12/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/10  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
01/22/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/10  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/26/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/10  House: Read first time
02/03/10  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/10  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
02/18/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105474D-H1
02/19/10  House: Read second time
02/22/10  House: Read third time
02/22/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105474D-H1
02/22/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB260H1
02/22/10  House: Passed House with substitute (71-Y 27-N)
02/22/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (71-Y 27-N)
02/24/10  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
02/25/10  House: House insisted on substitute
02/25/10  House: House requested conference committee
03/01/10  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/10  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/10  Senate: Senators: Lucas, Locke, Quayle
03/03/10  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/03/10  House: Delegates: Cline, Cleaveland, Englin
03/14/10  Senate: No further action taken
03/14/10  Senate: Failed to pass in Senate