SB 229 Modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry
Sponsor: Brown
LR Number: 1110H.03T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 6/25/2013 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2472-2473
Title: HCS SCS SB 229 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013
House Handler: Grisamore

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 229 - Under current law, an employee in a mental health facility is disqualified from holding a direct care position if such employee has been found guilty of or pleaded guilty to certain criminal offenses. This act adds to the list of criminal offenses that are included in the Mental Health Disqualification Registry. Such additional felony crimes include drug and stealing offenses, violations of aiding the escape of a prisoner and supporting terrorism as well as those crimes committed by an employee hired after January 1, 2014 for certain alcohol related offenses.

This act is substantially similar to HB 708 (2013).