Category: Health Care

SB 291 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: Senate

Description: Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a psychiatric residential treatment facility at the Sununu Youth Services Center and to transfer juvenile patients from New Hampshire Hospital - the state mental hospital - to the new facility. The Senate amended the bill to instead direct DHHS to establish a new forensic psychiatric hospital, additional transitional beds for forensic patients or patients with complex behavioral health conditions, and a new acute inpatient psychiatric treatment facility for children.

Bill Sponsor: Jeb Bradley

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Thu, 02/07/2019

Next Voting Date: Wed, 03/27/2019

Bill Status

Tabled in the Senate

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