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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 271
Mental Health; provide reasonable standards for providing patients notice; admission to an emergency receiving facility
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 3 of Title 37 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to examination and treatment for mental illness, so as to provide for reasonable standards for providing patients and their representatives notice of their rights upon each such patient's admission to an emergency receiving facility; to provide for procedure for continued involuntary hospitalization of a mentally ill patient when a discharge has been planned and is deemed unsafe; to change the time frame for certain notices related to the procedure for continued involuntary hospitalization; to provide for a reasonable standard for diligent efforts to secure the names of a mental patient's representatives; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
Apr/26/2016 - Act 405
Apr/26/2016 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Mar/30/2016 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/22/2016 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/22/2016 - House Third Readers
Mar/11/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/24/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/23/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Third Read
Feb/10/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/09/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/20/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/15/2016 - Senate Hopper
Mar/22/2016 - House Vote #785Yea(161)Nay(7)NV(5)
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Vote #474Yea(46)Nay(5)NV(3)
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