Bill Text: TX HB1083 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Passed) 2015-06-17 - Effective on 9/1/15 [HB1083 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HB1083-Introduced.html
  84R3269 MAW-D
 
  By: Márquez H.B. No. 1083
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 501, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 501.068 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.068.  MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR CERTAIN INMATES.
  (a) Before the department may confine an inmate in administrative
  segregation, an appropriate medical or mental health care
  professional must perform a mental health assessment of the inmate.
         (b)  The department may not confine an inmate in
  administrative segregation if the assessment performed under
  Subsection (a) indicates that type of confinement is not
  appropriate for the inmate's medical or mental health.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
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