HB 1783 Prisoners; mental health screening upon admission to a local correctional facility.
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Summary as introduced:
Mental health screening of prisoners in local correctional facilities. Requires that the staff of a local, regional, or community correctional facility screen persons admitted to the facility for mental illness using a scientifically validated instrument identified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services in consultation with the State Board of Corrections and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill also requires that these entities develop and deliver a training program for employees of such facilities in the administration of such instrument. The bill provides that if the screening indicates that a person may have a mental illness, an assessment of his need for mental services shall be conducted within 72 hours of the time of the screening by a qualified mental health professional.

Full text:
01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103518D  pdf | impact statement
01/30/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104612D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103518D
01/09/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/27/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104612D-H1
01/30/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/02/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/08/17  House: Left in Appropriations