Status Summary

Prefiled for introduction on 12.23.2019. First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.13.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.13.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.31.20. (updated 2.14.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. O'Ban
The legislature intends to create a pilot program in the three largest counties of the state that allows the counties to intervene and help those who are not found to be imminently dangerous but who are unable to care for themselves due to a mental health or substance use disorder. The legislature intends to provide services and help to these persons in the least restrictive and most clinically appropriate way possible.