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SB 177 (2019)


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.

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