|SB 0465||Prohibits the refusal of residential treatment services to persons with mental disorders or addiction|
|LR Number:||1702L.02I||Fiscal Note:||1702-02|
|Committee:||Aging, Families and Mental Health|
|Last Action:||02/27/01 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families & Mental||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 465 - This act prohibits the refusal of residential
treatment services to persons with mental disorders or addiction.
Currently, Section 630.605, RSMo, requires the Department of
Mental Health to establish a placement program for such persons.
New language allows the Department of Social Services or the
court to refer a person to the Department of Mental Health for
assessment. If the assessment indicates a mental disorder or
addiction, then the Department shall not refuse residential
treatment services to that person.