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2020 House Bill 5832: Authorize mental health “crisis stabilization units”
Introduced by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R) on June 4, 2020
To revise the state mental health code by requiring regulators to administer an oversight program and certify “crisis stabilization units” that would (as described by the House Fiscal Agency) “provide scheduled activities in response to a crisis situation as well as services…designed to prevent or ameliorate a behavioral health crisis or reduce acute symptoms on an immediate, intensive, and time-limited basis”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on June 4, 2020
Reported in the House on June 17, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17, 2020
Reported in the House on June 24, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 25, 2020
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on June 25, 2020

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