HB 504 (BR 1631) - M. Marzian, F. Nesler
AN ACT relating to mental illness.
Amend KRS 210.365 to define crisis intervention team training for law enforcement officials based on a national model of best practices for intervention with persons who may have a mental illness, substance abuse disorder, mental retardation, developmental disability, or dual diagnosis; require the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services to develop the training curriculum in collaboration with the Justice Cabinet; specify curriculum topics and trainers; require the department to submit the curriculum and non-law enforcement trainers to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council for approval and permit the council to waive instructor requirements for non-law enforcement trainers; require the council to notify law enforcement agencies of availability of training and permit other approved training entities to use the curriculum; require submission of a law enforcement instructor training course; require trained officers and agencies to report outcomes of encounters with persons with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, mental retardation, developmental disability, or dual diagnoses; require the department to aggregate reports and submit them to the Justice Cabinet, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Criminal Justice Council, and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; permit use of public or private funds, if available; permit the department to use a sole-source contract to implement training and requirements.
Feb 15-introduced in House
Feb 20-to Health & Welfare (H)