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2019 Senate Bill 673: Revise psychiatric hospital rationing (“certificate of need”)
Introduced by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R) on December 4, 2019
To mandate that psychiatric hospitals or units maintain half the beds for “public patients,” meaning people in a county-level mental health mental health social welfare program, or subject to a treatment order signed by a clinical psychiatrist, or deemed by a court to be a threat to themselves or others. See Senate Bills 669 and 672.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on December 4, 2019
Reported in the Senate on February 25, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on February 26, 2020
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 26, 2020