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HB 94 (BR 14) - T. Burch, L. Belcher, G. Brown Jr., J. Carney, K. Flood, M. Marzian, R. Palumbo, R. Smart

     AN ACT relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment and making an appropriation therefor.
    Amend KRS 202A.081 to require that an attorney is present for a patient agreed order and allow a peer support specialist to be present; require the court to appoint a case management service or team employed by a community mental health center to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, monitor treatment adherence, and report on the person's functioning; require that the case management service or team be available 24/7 and adequately trained; provide that failure to abide by the order may result in rehospitalization provided that the criteria are met, procedures are initiated via affidavit by the case management service or team, and mental health examinations take place at community mental health centers; permit additional orders with due process; require that patient agreed order services are covered by Medicaid; require that courts report such orders to the Kentucky Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders, and Dual Diagnoses; and rename this commitment process a patient agreed order; amend KRS 202A.261 to exempt certain hospitals from being required to provide particular services; amend KRS 202A.271 to require certain hospitals to be paid for services performed under portions of this Act at the same rates the hospital negotiates for other services; create new sections of KRS Chapter 202A to create a process for District Courts to order assisted outpatient mental health treatment; provide for transportation processes for the purposes of a mental health examination; establish eligibility and court proceedings; require a mental health examination and the development of a treatment plan; establish the process for hearings; require the court to appoint a case management team or service to monitor and report on the person under order; authorize 72-hour emergency admission for failure to comply with orders; provide for the right to stay, vacate, or modify orders; provide for a process to change a treatment plan; permit an additional period of treatment to be ordered provided certain criteria are met; require that assisted outpatient treatment services are covered by Medicaid; and name these sections of the bill "Tim's Law."


     HCS1/FN - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 202A.081 and the newly created sections of KRS Chapter 202A to clarify that case management providers must be recognized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in order to develop a treatment plan, monitor court order compliance, monitor treatment adherence, and report on the person's functioning.
     HCS2 - Retain original provisions; add to the eligibility criteria of Tim's Law that an individual must have been involuntarily hospitalized at least twice in the past year; create a new section of KRS 202A making the implementation of all new sections, known as Tim's Law, contingent on funding.
     HCA1( R. Rand ) - Make title amendment.

     Nov 30, 2015 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 05, 2016 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 06, 2016 - taken from Judiciary (H); reassigned to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 13, 2016 - posted in committee; posting waived
     Jan 14, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 15, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 20, 2016 - taken from Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 04, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2016 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2), committee amendment (1-title); posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2016
     Mar 10, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (2) committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 11, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 14, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)