A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE COMPANY P0LICE OFFICERS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES TO USE APPROPRIATE AND REASONABLE FORCE TO KEEP A RESPONDENT AT THE FACILITY WHERE THE RESPONDENT IS TO OBTAIN AN EXAMINATION BY A PHYSICIAN OR PSYCHOLOGIST PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead provides as follows. Amends GS 122C-263 to allow a law enforcement officer or company police officer employed by a hospital that is certified as a company police agency by the Attorney General and has been granted authority to commission company police officers to use appropriate and reasonable force and means to keep the respondent, who is to be examined by a physician or psychologist, at the facility or other detainment location, and to return the respondent to the location if there is pursuit. Applies only to Ashe County.
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