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2013 House Bill 4486: Authorize involuntary treatment for substance abuse

Public Act 200 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 3, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 4, 2014.
  6. Passed 102 to 8 in the House on June 10, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014.

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