Mental Health & Substance Abuse (Watch)

Mental Health & Substance Abuse (Watch)

SB 202 (Steube) revises the duties of a law enforcement officer with respect to transporting a person for involuntary admission to a hospital or licensed facility. The law enforcement officer may detain the person for his or her own protection in an appropriate detention facility, including, but not limited to, a municipal or county jail, until the person can be transported to such facility. A person may not be held against his or her “will” by a law enforcement officer for more than 72 hours without being transported to a hospital or licensed facility. The 72-hour limit may be exceeded if a petition for involuntary assessment has been timely filed. (Branch)