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HB 381 (BR 1409) - G. Watkins

     AN ACT relating to mental health.
     Amend KRS 202A.051 to require that a District Court consult with a family member or peace officer during proceedings for involuntary hospitalization; amend KRS 202A.171 to require that an authorizing physician consult with a family member and the District Court prior to discharge from involuntary hospitalization; amend KRS 202A.081 to require that all involuntarily hospitalized patients are ordered to receive community-based outpatient treatment for at least 6 months after release or discharge; amend KRS 205.560 to require that services provided by a qualified mental health professional are among those the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance recommends to the secretary of CHFS for coverage; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to prohibit an individual who has been involuntarily hospitalized from purchasing or possessing a firearm, making it a Class A misdemeanor; amend KRS 237.104 to include those who have been involuntarily hospitalized among those who are excluded from the provision regarding firearms during a disaster or emergency.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Judiciary (H)

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