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.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Changes the section number of proposed GS 122C-263A to GS 122C-263.1. Clarifies that a waiver granted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) is in effect for up to three years and may be rescinded at any time if the Secretary finds that the local management entity has failed to meet the statute requirements. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to maintain a list of individuals on the DHHS website who have successfully completed the standardized training program and examination. Makes other clarifying changes.
Adds a new section directing each 24-hour residential facility that (1) falls under the category of non-hospital medical detoxification, facility-based crisis service, or inpatient hospital treatment; (2) is not a state facility under the jurisdiction of the Secretary; and (3) is designated as a facility for the custody and treatment under specified petitions of involuntary commitment to submit, beginning January 1, 2012, 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, including three detailed components.
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