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2019 Senate Bill 673: Revise state hospital rationing detail (“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