Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.14.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care and referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.15.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 1.31.20. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.6.2020. Placed on second reading consent calendar on 2.11.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.13.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.21.2020 at 8:30 AM. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 2.25.2020, 2.26.2020, or 2.27.2020 at 1:30 PM. (updated 2.21.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. McCoy

The Tribal Behavioral Health System in this state shall be improved. Tribal health care providers who have community behavioral health programs are authorized to receive grants.  "Behavioral health aide" are defined are certified professionals who help address individual and community-based behavioral health needs. Within the boundaries of the tribe, tribes shall have jurisdiction as to any involuntary commitment to an evaluation and treatment facility. Tribal court orders for involuntary commitment shall be recognized and enforced. 

Designated crisis responders shall notify the tribe or Indian health care provider regarding whether or not a petition for initial detention or involuntary outpatient treatment will be filed. The authority shall provide a report on psychiatric treatment and evaluation and bed utilization for American Indians and Alaska Natives.