- Introduced -

SB 736 - This act prohibits the refusal of residential treatment services to children with mental disorders or addiction. Currently, Section 630.605, RSMo, requires the Department of Mental Health to establish a placement program for affected individuals. New language allows the Department of Social Services or the court to refer a child 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 child.

This act is substantially similar to SB 465 (2001).