Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.10.2020. First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.13.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.14.2020. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.24.20. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.30.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 1.30.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.6.2020. Referred to Rules 2 review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.13.2020. Second substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.14.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care and then referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.18.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.21.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.27.2020; majority pass with amendment(s) and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.28.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.29.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.2.2020; majority pass with amendments and passed to Rules Committee for second reading (updated 3.13.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Cody

Creates a state Office of Behavioral Health Ombuds that shall do the following: 

  • Advocate for all patients seeking behavioral health services; 

  • Advocate for all patients receiving inpatient behavioral health services; assure that patients are afforded all of the rights given to them by state and federal laws;

  • Maintain independence and be free from all conflicts of interest; and 

  • Provide consistent quality services across the state. 

Further powers and duties are defined.