2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Peace
Implement Mental Health Bed Reporting System (language only)

Item 307 #2h

Item 307 #2h

Health and Human Resources
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of

Page 269, after line 48, insert:
"N.  The Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall operate an electronic reporting system for psychiatric beds that allows for a real-time registry of available beds at public and private mental health facilities."

(This amendment requires the agency to operate a real-time, electronic psychiatric bed reporting system to provide information to mental health care providers involved in the assessment of individuals who are subject to an emergency custody order and in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.)