98RS HB803


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HB 803/FN (BR 2670) - J. Crenshaw

     AN ACT relating to involuntary hospitalization.
     Amend KRS Chapter 202A.026 by broadening criteria for involuntary hospitalization to reasonable benefit from "treatment" to "care"; require that persons ceasing to meet the criteria for involuntary hospitalization be discharged unless there is not a safe discharge alternative.


     HCS/FN - Delete provision permitting holding of patient in hospital when no longer in need of treatment when there is no acceptable discharge alternative, change criteria for retaining patient in hospital from no longer needing treatment to no longer needing care.

     Mar 2-introduced in House
     Mar 3-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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