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2013 House Bill 4486: Authorize involuntary treatment for substance abuse

Public Act 200 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on March 20, 2013 To allow relatives or other interested persons to petition a court to take an individual abusing drugs or alcohol into protective custody for involuntary assessment and stabilization, if there is reason to believe the individual is incapacitated, has lost the power of self-control, and is incapable of making a rational decision regarding treatment. The bill would also expand the authority police currently have to lock up ("stabilize") public drunks to include people publically intoxicated on drugs, subject to various procedural requirements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 20, 2013
Reported in the House on January 30, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 5, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 5, 2014
Passed 102 to 8 in the House on February 13, 2014 To allow relatives or a health care professional to petition a court to take an individual abusing drugs or alcohol into protective custody for involuntary treatment, and grant the request if there clear and convincing evidence that the person present an imminent danger or threat to himself or others. The bill prescribes specific procedures, requirements and limitations on involuntary treatment.
Received in the Senate on February 18, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 18, 2014
Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on April 24, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 24, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 3, 2014 (same description)
To allow relatives or a health care professional to petition a court to take an individual abusing drugs or alcohol into protective custody for involuntary treatment, and grant the request if there clear and convincing evidence that the person present an imminent danger or threat to himself or others. The bill prescribes specific procedures, requirements and limitations on involuntary treatment.
Received in the House on June 4, 2014
Passed 102 to 8 in the House on June 10, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014

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