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PRINTER'S NO. 447
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
462
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY CRUZ, YOUNGBLOOD, SCHLOSSBERG, SIMS, HILL-EVANS,
KINSEY AND MURT, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L.817, No.143), entitled "An
act relating to mental health procedures; providing for the
treatment and rights of mentally disabled persons, for
voluntary and involuntary examination and treatment and for
determinations affecting those charged with crime or under
sentence," in general provisions, further providing for
mental health review officer.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 109(d) of the act of July 9, 1976
(P.L.817, No.143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act, is
amended to read:
Section 109. Mental Health Review Officer.--* * *
(d) Notwithstanding any statute to the contrary, judges of
the courts of common pleas, mental health review officers and
county mental health and [mental retardation] intellectual
disabilities administrators shall notify the Pennsylvania State
Police on a form developed by the Pennsylvania State Police of
the identity of any individual who has been adjudicated
incompetent or who has been involuntarily committed to a mental
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institution for inpatient care and treatment under this act or
who has been involuntarily treated as described under 18 Pa.C.S
§ 6105(c)(4) (relating to persons not to possess, use,
manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms). The
notification shall be transmitted by the judge, mental health
review officer or county mental health and [mental retardation
administrator within seven days of] intellectual disabilities
administrator between 72 and 96 hours after the adjudication,
commitment or treatment. Notwithstanding any statute to the
contrary, county mental health and [mental retardation]
intellectual disabilities administrators shall notify the
Pennsylvania State Police on a form developed by the
Pennsylvania State Police of the identity of any individual who
before the effective date of this act had been adjudicated
incompetent or had been involuntarily committed to a mental
institution for inpatient care treatment under this act or had
been involuntarily treated as described in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105(c)
(4).
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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