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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 544
Mental health; procedures regarding emergency involuntary treatment; revise
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 7 of Title 37 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to hospitalization and treatment of alcoholics, drug dependent individuals, and drug abusers, so as to revise procedures regarding emergency involuntary treatment; to require the affidavits of the persons upon which an emergency involuntary treatment order is based to be made part of the patient evaluation and among the documents that influence treatment decisions; to provide for notification of such persons; to allow such persons to be designated as patient representatives; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/10/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/01/2019 - House Second Readers
Feb/28/2019 - House First Readers
Feb/28/2019 - House Hopper
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