HB 801 Mandatory outpatient treatment.
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Mandatory outpatient treatment. Establishes a program of mandatory outpatient treatment in no more than three jurisdictions determined by the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to have adequate and appropriate resources for such a program. Authorizes mandatory outpatient treatment only for persons previously hospitalized due to noncompliance with prescribed psychiatric treatment. Requires that a specific written treatment plan be prepared by the community services board which gives consideration to the treatment preferences of the individual and explicitly bars the forcible administration of medication. Authorizes law-enforcement personnel to transport the individual to a treatment facility for persuasion and evaluation by a treatment provider only when the individual has substantially failed to comply with the treatment plan without good cause, and only for a three-hour period, including transportation time. Limits the duration of the court order to 180 days or less, and provides the person with procedural protections, including the right to an adversary hearing, the right to counsel, the right to an appeal, and the right to a jury trial on appeal. The bill's provisions expire on July 1, 2000.

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01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984218487  pdf

01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 984218487
01/26/98  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/98  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 1
02/13/98  House: Continued to 1999 in H. W. I. (20-Y 0-N)