NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs
Joint Hearing with Health & Human Services

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, August 23, 2006

PLACE: E1.036 - Finance Com. Rm.

CHAIR: Senator Robert Duncan

The State Affairs Committee and the Health & Human Services Committee
will meet to take invited and public testimony on the following:

Joint Interim Charge No. 3:  Study the current laws/policies relating to
forensic patients in our State Hospitals and Community Mental Health
Organizations.  Include analysis of and recommendations relating to pre-
and post-trial forensic patients, competency laws and procedures, current
treatment policies and guidelines, cost and placement considerations for
creating specialty units for forensic patients, judicial discretion and
medical best practices.