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
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Current Bill Summary

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.