|SB 0841||Limits Use of Research Methods in Mental Health Facilities|
|LR Number:||S3148.01I||Fiscal Note:||3148-01|
|Committee:||Aging, Families and Mental Health|
|Last Action:||02/13/96 - Bill Combined w/SCS SBs 884 & 841|
|Title:||SCS/SBs 884 & 841|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 841 - This act provides that no biomedical or pharmacological research can be conducted in any mental health facility or program in which people may be civilly detained or in any public or private residential facility.
It also provides that no biomedical or pharmacological research may be carried out on an involuntary patient without a specific court order to do so. The application for the order shall be filed in the court where the mental health facility is located, however, the application may be transferred to the committing court if requested by the patient. The hearing may be waived, by written agreement of the parties, in which case the order for the biomedical or pharmacological research shall be granted.
Incorporated into SCS/SBs 884 & 841.