Mental Health & Substance Abuse (Watch)

Mental Health & Substance Abuse (Watch)

SB 202 (Steube) revises the duties of a law enforcement officer with respect to transporting a person for involuntary admission to a hospital or licensed facility. The law enforcement officer may detain the person for his or her own protection in an appropriate detention facility, until the person can be transported to such facility. A person may not be held against his or her will by a law enforcement officer for more than 72 hours without being transported to a hospital or licensed facility. The 72-hour limit may be exceeded if a petition for involuntary assessment has been timely filed. (Branch)