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Bill Detail: HB22-1065

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Title Emergency Mental Health Treatment And Evaluation Standard
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/14/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors A. Benavidez (D)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/14/2022
Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment
of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and
Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill changes the standard for an
emergency 72-hour mental health commitment for treatment and
evaluation to include when a person appears to have a mental health
disorder or be gravely disabled and, as a result of such mental health

disorder or being gravely disabled, appears to present an imminent or
substantial risk of harm to self or others. Substantial risk is defined.

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