SB 621 Makes various changes to regulation of state and private mental health facilities
Sponsor: Green
LR Number: 3195S.01I Fiscal Note: 3195-01
Committee: Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action: 2/22/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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Current Bill Summary

SB 621 - This act requires that privately funded mental health facilities have the same reporting requirements for patient abuse as state mental health facilities. This act also requires the Department of Mental Health to terminate contracts with private vendors having a pattern or practice of abuse and neglect of patients. There is also a new requirement for the director of the department of mental health to conduct a cost benefit analysis before closing or downsizing of any state mental health facility.

This act is similar to SB 167 (2005).