SB18-251

SB18-251 - Statewide Behavioral Health Court Liaison Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning establishing a statewide behavioral health court liaison program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill establishes in the office of the state court administrator (office) a statewide behavioral health court liaison program (program). The purpose of the program is to identify and dedicate local behavioral health professionals as court liaisons (court liaisons) in each state judicial district to facilitate communication and collaboration among judicial, health care, and behavioral health systems. The office shall administer the program and establish procedures, timelines, and funding guidelines for the program. Program funding must be allocated to judicial districts based on case volume, geographical complexity, and density of need. Specific duties of the court liaisons are outlined, as well as reporting requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/07/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/07/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/04/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/04/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/03/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/03/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary
05/03/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/01/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/30/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/17/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary