Category: Crime and Public Safety, Health Care
HB 1565 (2018) relative to requiring the secure psychiatric unit to be accredited as a psychiatric hospital.
House/Senate Bill: House
Description: Requires the Department of Corrections to pursue accreditation of the secure psychiatric unit of the state prison as a psychiatric hospital. The Senate amended the bill to instead require accreditation as a behavioral health facility by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. This bill also requires the department to submit a biennial report on provisions, standards, or practices that should be revised to improve treatment.
Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/27/2018
Next Voting Date: Wed, 05/23/2018