SB 427 Allows sheriffs and jailers to refuse receiving a prisoner under certain circumstances unless the prisoner has been examined by a physician
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 1926S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/5/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S196
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 427 - This act provides that a sheriff and jailer are not required to receive or detain a prisoner in custody of an arresting officer until the prisoner has been examined by a physician or medical personnel if such prisoner appears to be unconscious, suffering from a serious illness or injury, or is serious impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The cost of the examination and resulting treatment is the financial responsibility of the prisoner.

This act is similar to certain provisions of CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 22 (2007), CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 429 (2007), HB 770 (2007), & HCS/HB 406 (2007).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE