Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                              April 11, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Mike Moncrief, Chair, Senate Committee on
               Health & Human Services
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  SB1588  by Moncrief (Relating to a preliminary
               examination for emergency detention because of mental
               illness.), Committee Report 1st House, as amended
*  No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.                    *
The bill would amend Section 573.021(b) of the Health and Safety Code.
This legislation clarifies that the 24-hour detention period (for
preliminary examination) allowed includes any time the patient spends
waiting in the facility for medical care before the patient receives the
preliminary examination.  The period does not include any time during
which the person is actually receiving medical care in the facility.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
Source Agencies:   655   TX Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
LBB Staff:         JK, HD, MB