Category: Health Care
HB 726 (2019)
House/Senate Bill: House
Description: Requires the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to work together to operate the secure psychiatric unit of the state prison as a hospital until a new secure psychiatric hospital is built. This bill also tasks DHHS with constructing a new secure multi-purpose forensic psychiatric hospital. The House amended the bill to instead establish a Secure Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Advisory Council to assist DHHS in planning and constructing a new secure multi-purpose forensic psychiatric hospital. The Senate amended the bill to once again require DHHS to construct a new secure forensic psychiatric hospital.
Bill Sponsor: Robert "Renny" Cushing
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/26/2019
Next Voting Date: Thu, 04/11/2019