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Involuntary Treatment

House: Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1713 begins to integrate the involuntary treatment provisions and systems for chemical dependency and mental health, and integrates other provisions pertaining to minor-initiated and parent-initiated chemical dependency and mental health treatment for minors. The bill is expected to result in the need for six to seven 16-bed secure detoxification centers that will provide short-term involuntary commitment services for individuals with substance use disorders. There is expected to be offsetting reductions in community psychiatric inpatient utilization that will partially cover the costs of the new facilities. Funding is provided, effective April, 2017, for the implementation of the first two of the needed facilities. Funding is adjusted in the mental health program to reflect assumed psychiatric inpatient offsets as well as some increased costs associated with community mental health evaluations.