04RS HB77


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HB 77/LM (BR 178) - T. Kerr, J. Draud, T. McKee, A. Simpson

     AN ACT relating to substance abuse.
     Amend KRS 222.430, relating to involuntary commitment of persons with alcohol and other drug abuse and mental illness, and create new sections of KRS Chapter 222, relating to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment, to provide a procedure for involuntary treatment of persons suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse modeled, in part, after the procedure for the involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill persons under KRS Chapter 202A, except to provide that the petitioner for court-ordered treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse shall guarantee payment for such treatment; name Sections 1 to 8 of the Act the "Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 210, relating to state and regional mental health programs, to provide that regional community mental health-mental retardation boards shall provide lists of hospitals and treatment programs to circuit clerks in their region; amend KRS 222.475, relating to annual reports on treatment centers from the cabinet to the Governor, to include delivery to the General Assembly; make technical amendments to KRS 222.005, 222.231, 222.311, 222.421, 222.460, 600.020, 610.127, and 620.023; repeal KRS 222.021, relating to the Substance Abuse, Pregnancy, and Women of Childbearing Age Work Group, whose sunset date was July 15, 2002.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 30-posted in committee

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