HB 681 Involuntary detention; certif. program for mental illness evaluators.
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Summary:
Involuntary detention; certification program for mental illness evaluators. Provides that any individual who is skilled in the assessment and treatment of mental illness and who provides a prescreening evaluation for persons believed to be mentally ill and in need of hospitalization must also complete a certification program approved by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Such certification program includes a practice protocol as well as minimum skill and educational standards for evaluators. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate the Future Delivery of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (HJR 240-1996). The bill has a technical amendment.

Full text:
01/22/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 989000661  pdf
02/16/98  House: Printed as engrossed 989000661-E  pdf
03/20/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB681ER)  pdf
04/27/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/22/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 989000661
01/22/98  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/98  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/amendment (21-Y 0-N)
01/30/98  House: Read first time
01/30/98  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/98  House: Reported from Appropriations with amd. (29-Y 0-N)
02/15/98  House: Read first time
02/16/98  House: Read second time
02/16/98  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/98  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/98  House: VOTE: CONSTITUTIONAL READING (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/98  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/16/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/16/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/16/98  House: Printed as engrossed 989000661-E
02/17/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/98  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Health Care
03/05/98  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  Senate: Read third time
03/09/98  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/20/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB681ER)
03/25/98  House: Enrolled
03/25/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/26/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/15/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 611 (effective 1/1/99)
04/27/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)