SB 531 Provides for patient due process for persons receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Sponsor: Hoskins
LR Number: 2287S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 3/9/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Seniors, Families and Children Committee Journal Page: S455
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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SB 531 - Under this act, no person receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Mental Health shall have limitations on his or her patient's rights with due process, which shall include the right to be informed of the actions the person may take and timeline for restoration of rights, the right to be heard, and the right to assistance through external advocacy.

This act is similar to HB 1111 (2017).

SARAH HASKINS