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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 21, 2017 03:07 PM
From: Representative Doyle Heffley
To: All House members
Subject: Bed Registry Act - Heffley
In the very near future I will be introducing an important piece of legislation that will provide for a psychiatric and detoxification bed registry.
The Department of Human Services will develop and administer an internet-based psychiatric and detoxification bed registry to collect, aggregate and display information about available beds in public and private inpatient psychiatric facilities and licensed detoxification and rehabilitation facilities for the treatment of individuals in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or detoxification.
This registry will contain information for facilities and licensed providers; information regarding the number of beds available at a facility; and provide a search function to identify available beds that are appropriated for the treatment of a mental health or substance abuse emergency.
Please join me in cosponsoring this extremely important piece of legislation.

Introduced as HB825