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 Amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition:
Changes the bill title to limit reference to company police officers only.
Rewrites the bill in its entirety to amend GS 122C-251 (instead of GS 122C-263) by adding a new subsection (i) authorizing company police officers employed by a hospital certified under GS 74E-2(b) to use appropriate and reasonable force to keep a respondent at a facility where the respondent is detained under an involuntary commitment order and to return the respondent to the facility pursuant to a continuous and immediate pursuit; authorities vested to company police officers under this subsection are available when law enforcement, after collaboration with the hospital, determines that the respondent is safe to be temporarily detained at the facility.
House Amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition as amended:
Changes the bill title to clarify that the bill applies in certain counties.
Adds Wilkes County to the application of the act (was only Ashe County).
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