Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst, Chair, House Committee On Public Health
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1738 by Naishtat (Relating to a standard form of notification for the detention of a person with mental illness.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Health and Safety Code to require a peace officer to immediately file a notification of emergency detention on a prescribed form with a facility. A mental health facility or hospital emergency department could not require a peace officer to execute any other form as a predicate to accepting a person for temporary admission.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.