GA HB178 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-11 - House Second Readers
Pending: House Health and Human Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 3 of Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to examination and treatment for mental illness, so as to provide for assisted outpatient treatment programs; to create a unit within the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability to provide support and coordination; to provide for an advisory council; to provide for applicability; to provide for a pilot program; to provide for procedures, standards, and criteria; to provide for due process; to provide for services and treatment plans; to provide for evaluative information and reports; to provide for training; to provide for patient's right to refuse medication; to provide for an annual report; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Mental health; provide for assisted outpatient treatment programs



2019-02-11HouseHouse Second Readers
2019-02-08HouseHouse First Readers
2019-02-07HouseHouse Hopper

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