Bill Status of HB4619 97th General Assembly
Short Description: MENTAL HEALTH, DRUG&VET COURTS
Rep. Michael G. Connelly
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Drug Court Treatment Act, the Veterans and Servicemembers Court Treatment Act, and the Mental Health Court Treatment Act. Changes the definitions of "drug court professional", "Veterans and Servicemembers Court professional", and "mental health court professional" to include peer recovery coaches and coordinators. Provides that a Veterans and Servicemembers Court may be established as a problem solving court and includes a mental health court. Deletes provisions that exclude from a Veterans and Servicemembers Court program or a mental health court program a defendant who has previously completed or has been discharged from such program within 3 years of that completion or discharge. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Provides that in addition to other entities prescribed by law, mental health court professionals, Veterans and Servicemembers Court professionals, and juvenile detention facilities may disclose a recipient's mental health record or communications, without consent, to each other, but only for the purpose of admission, treatment, planning, or discharge. Effective immediately.