Category: Health Care
SB 177 (2019)
House/Senate Bill: Senate
Description: Requires a physician or APRN who is authorized to order involuntary emergency admission to the state mental health services system to make a written determination that physical restraints are necessary to protect the safety of the person and/or the public before restraints are used while a patient is being transported. The Senate amended the bill so that the physician or APRN decides on whether the patient should be transported by ambulance or law enforcement, but the transporter decides whether restraints are necessary.
Bill Sponsor: Thomas "Tom" Sherman
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Wed, 04/24/2019
Next Voting Date: Thu, 06/13/2019