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HB 79 (BR 87) - T. Burch, C. Harris, R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 202A.081 to require that an attorney be present for a patient agreed order and allow a peer support specialist to be present; require the court to appoint an outpatient provider agency recognized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assemble a multi-disciplinary team to develop a treatment plan, monitor treatment adherence, and report to the court; require that crisis services are available 24/7; 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 multi-disciplinary 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 an outpatient provider agency 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; make the implementation of all newly created sections of KRS Chapter 202A contingent on funding; name these new sections of the bill "Tim's Law"; APPROPRIATION.

     Nov 23, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)