Legislature(2001 - 2002)

05/05/2001 09:07 AM HES

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         HB 115-EMERGENCY COMMITMENT ORDERS AND TREATMENT                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN GREEN announced that a proposed committee substitute                                                                 
(CS) was before the committee that would require a concurrent                                                                   
resolution due to a title change.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR WILKEN  moved to adopt Version O as the working  document of                                                            
the committee.  There being no objection, Version O was adopted.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  KAPSNER,  sponsor  of  HB 115,  explained  that  the                                                            
mental  health professional  portion  of the bill  was removed  from                                                            
Version O.   Under the CS, only middle-level  practitioners  will be                                                            
able to sign  the certificates of  need for a petition to  the court                                                            
for involuntary commitment.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRWOMAN  GREEN expressed continuing  concern that in communities                                                             
that  have a  consortium  of  providers who  interact  and  exchange                                                            
information  about  people,  it  is  absolutely  critical  that  the                                                            
provider who  is authorized to do  an involuntary commitment  uphold                                                            
ethical  and professional  requirements  regarding confidentiality.                                                             
She expressed  concern  about the  network of  information that  has                                                            
been created with the one-stop shopping approach for services.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN moved to  report SCS CSHB 115(HES) from committee with                                                            
individual  recommendations with accompanying  fiscal notes.   There                                                            
being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR LEMAN  moved the accompanying  Senate concurrent  resolution                                                            
(22 LS/C), which pertains  to the title change of SCS CSHB 115(HES).                                                            
 There being no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                  

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