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PA Bill Number: SR377

Title: A Concurrent Resolution calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of ...

Description: A Concurrent Resolution calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of ...

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: Sep 17, 2020

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Proposed Pennsylvania House Legislation HB713

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This bill provides for involuntary commitments, under the Mental Health Procedures Act, for drug overdoses.

Legislation Overview

Title: In involuntary examination and treatment, further providing for persons who may be subject to involuntary emergency examination and treatment, for involuntary emergency examination and treatment authorized by a physician - not to exceed one hundred twenty hours, for extended involuntary emergency treatment certified by a judge or mental health review officer - not to exceed twenty days, for court-ordered involuntary treatment not to exceed ninety days; and, in determinations affecting those charged with crime, or under sentence, further providing for incompetence to proceed on criminal charges and lack of criminal responsibility as defense.

Subject:

Description: An Act amending the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L.817, No.143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act, in involuntary examination and treatment, further providing for persons who may be subject to involuntary emergency examination and treatment, for involuntary emergency examination and treatment authorized by a physician - not to exceed one hundred twenty hours, for extended involuntary emergency treatment certified by a judge or mental health review officer - not to exceed twenty days, for court-ordered involuntary treatment not to exceed ninety days; and, in determinations affecting those charged with crime, or under sentence, further providing for incompetence to proceed on criminal charges and lack of criminal responsibility as defense.

Session: 2017-2018 Regular Session

Last Action: Referred to HEALTH

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

Link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=713

Sponsors

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20 sponsors: Matthew Baker (R); Tarah Toohil; Harold English (R); Daniel McNeill (D); David Millard (R); David Zimmerman (R); Karen Boback (R); Stanley Saylor (R); Craig Staats (R); Anthony DeLuca (D); Dominic Costa (D); Judith Ward (R); Donna Oberlander (R); Rebecca Corbin (R); John McGinnis (R); Thomas Quigley (R); Thomas Sankey (R); Tina Pickett (R); Jeff Wheeland (R); Ron Marsico (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 6, 2017 Referred to HEALTH
Texts
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