SB 1056 Allows physician assistants to determine the necessity of physical or chemical restraint of a patient in a mental health facility or program
Sponsor: Riddle
LR Number: 6511S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 2/22/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee Journal Page: S364
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 1056 - This act allows physician assistants in a collaborative practice arrangement with the attending physician to determine whether the physical or chemical restraint, isolation, or seclusion of a patient in mental health facility or program is necessary.

This act is identical to provisions in HCS/SB 831 (2016) and similar to provisions in SCS/HB 1682 (2016) and SS/SCS/HB 1816 (2016).

SARAH HASKINS