ENACT FIRST EVALUTION PROGRAM.

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 437 (Public) Filed Monday, March 28, 2011
TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ALLOW CERTAIN CERTIFIED PROVIDERS TO CONDUCT INITIAL (FIRST LEVEL) EXAMINATIONS FOR INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE FIRST EVALUATION PILOT PROGRAM.
Intro. by Hartsell.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-346 (Senate Action) (Jun 27 2011)
S 437/S.L. 2011-346

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ALLOW CERTAIN CERTIFIED PROVIDERS TO CONDUCT INITIAL (FIRST-LEVEL) EXAMINATIONS FOR INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE FIRST EVALUATION PILOT PROGRAM. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/28/11, 4/14/11, 4/19/11, and 6/15/11. Enacted June 27, 2011. Effective October 1, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Makes clarifying changes to proposed GS 122C-263.1(a). Directs, beginning January 1, 2012, each 24-hour residential facility, as detailed, to submit a written report on involuntary commitments each January 1 and each July 1 to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. Provides details concerning information required in such report.


  • Summary date: Apr 19 2011 - More information

    Senate amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes authority for Secretary of Health and Human Services to designate licensed professional counselor to conduct initial examinations in specified involuntary commitment proceedings.


  • Summary date: Apr 14 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Amends proposed GS 122C-263A to add licensed professional counselors to the list of persons authorized to conduct the initial examinations of certain individuals, upon request of an LME. Makes conforming changes. Clarifies that a master’s level certified clinical addiction specialist is only authorized to conduct the initial examination of individuals meeting the criteria under GS 122C-281(a) (concerning substance abusers). Makes a conforming change. Also clarifies that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must confirm that staff performing the duties have successfully completed DHHS’s standardized training program and examination, and are properly trained and privileged to perform the functions in the waiver.


  • Summary date: Mar 28 2011 - More information

    Identical to H 423, filed 3/22/11.

    Enacts new GS 122C-263A to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), when requested by an LME, to waive specified requirements related to initial (first-level) exams by a doctor or eligible psychologist of individuals meeting specified statutory requirements. Requires that the Secretary receive a request from an LME (including specifically described information) to substitute a listed medical professional to conduct the initial exam of individuals meeting the criteria of GS 122C-261(a) (concerning involuntary commitment of mentally ill) or GS 122C-281(a) (concerning involuntary commitment of substance abusers). Requires the Secretary to review the request and allows for the request to be approved if the request meets the statute's requirements, the request furthers the purposes of state policy and mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services reform, and the request improves the delivery of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services in the counties affected by the waiver and protects the health, safety, and welfare of individuals receiving those services. A waiver remains in effect for three years. Requires the LME to assure that a doctor is available at all times to provide backup support if necessary. Requires the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to expand its standardized certification training program to include refresher training for all certified providers performing first examinations.
    Effective October 1, 2011.


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