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. (updated 2.14.2020)

 

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.