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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Individualized mental health safety plans. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to establish a standard format for individualized mental health safety plans. Requires psychiatric crisis centers, psychiatric inpatient units, and psychiatric residential treatment providers to: (1) collaboratively develop a mental health safety plan with each patient; (2) explain the benefits of coordinating care and sharing mental health safety plans with mental health providers in the community that can help with the patient's safe transition back into the community; and (3) make a good faith effort before a patient leaves a facility at which the patient is receiving care Individualized mental health safety plans. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to establish a standard format for individualized mental health safety plans. Requires psychiatric crisis centers, psychiatric inpatient units, and psychiatric residential treatment providers to: (1) collaboratively develop a mental health safety plan with each patient; (2) explain the benefits of coordinating care and sharing mental health safety plans with mental health providers in the community that can help with the patient's safe transition back into the community; and (3) make a good faith effort before a patient leaves a facility at which the patient is receiving care to obtain the patient's consent to disclose the patient's individualized mental health safety plan with mental health providers, integrated school based mental health providers, and mental health community paramedicine programs that will be supporting the patient's safe transition back into the community and, if applicable, school. Provides that if a licensed mental health professional or paramedic determines that a patient may be a harm to himself or herself or others, the mental health professional or paramedic may request a patient's individualized safety plan. Provides that each psychiatric crisis center, psychiatric inpatient unit, and psychiatric residential treatment provider shall, upon request and without the consent of the patient, share a patient's individualized mental safety to a mental health professional or paramedic who demonstrate proof of licensure and commit to protecting the information in compliance with privacy laws. Provides that a psychiatric crisis center, psychiatric inpatient unit, or psychiatric residential treatment provider that discloses an individualized mental health safety plan to certain licensed providers in good faith is immune from civil and criminal liability. ... View more