Introduced House Bill (H)

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Mental health and addiction services pilot program. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division), beginning January 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, to operate a pilot program under which mental health and addiction forensic treatment services are provided to individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor offense. Requires the division to report its findings concerning the pilot program to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on corrections and criminal code for study during the 2017 interim the topic of extending mental health and addiction forensic treatment services Mental health and addiction services pilot program. Authorizes the division of mental health and addiction (division), beginning January 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, to operate a pilot program under which mental health and addiction forensic treatment services are provided to individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor offense. Requires the division to report its findings concerning the pilot program to the justice reinvestment advisory council. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on corrections and criminal code for study during the 2017 interim the topic of extending mental health and addiction forensic treatment services to individuals in the criminal justice system: (1) who: (A) are charged with a misdemeanor offense; or (B) have a prior misdemeanor conviction; and (2) who have been placed in or are eligible for placement in a pretrial services program, a community corrections program, a prosecuting attorney's diversion program, or jail. ... View more