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Regular Session 2019-2020
House Bill 1349

Short Title:
An Act amending the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L.817, No.143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act, in involuntary examination and treatment, further providing for persons who may be subject to involuntary emergency examination and treatment, for involuntary emergency examination and treatment authorized by a physician - not to exceed one hundred twenty hours, for extended involuntary emergency treatment certified by a judge or mental health review officer - not to exceed twenty days, for court-ordered involuntary treatment not to exceed ninety days; and, in determinations affecting those charged with crime, or under sentence, further providing for incompetence to proceed on criminal charges and lack of criminal responsibility as defense.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Re-referred to HUMAN SERVICES, June 11, 2019 [House]
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Statute References :

This bill amends the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L.0817, No.0143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act. Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.

HB 462 Rep. CRUZ Memo: Mental Health Reporting Requirements
HB 658 Rep. MURT Memo: Amending the Mental Health Procedures Act (Prior HB 449)
HB 1895 Rep. ROWE Memo: Rights of Patients Receiving Mental Health Care to be Free from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Only the first 5 bills are included here. Looking for more? View all legislation amending July 9, 1976 (P.L.0817, No.0143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act