as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 04:08pm
|Introduction||Posted on 02/27/2020|
A bill for an act
relating to human services; treatment; modifying provisions regarding releasing
records of civilly committed individuals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 253B.10, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) When a person is committed, the
court shall issue a warrant or an order committing the patient to the custody of the head of
the treatment facility. The warrant or order shall state that the patient meets the statutory
criteria for civil commitment.
(b) The commissioner shall prioritize patients being admitted from jail or a correctional
institution who are:
(2) under civil commitment for competency treatment and continuing supervision under
Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, rule 20.01, subdivision 7;
(3) found not guilty by reason of mental illness under Minnesota Rules of Criminal
Procedure, rule 20.02, subdivision 8, and under civil commitment or are ordered to be
detained in a state hospital or other facility pending completion of the civil commitment
(4) committed under this chapter to the commissioner after dismissal of the patient's
Patients described in this paragraph must be admitted to a service operated by the
commissioner within 48 hours. The commitment must be ordered by the court as provided
in section 253B.09, subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
(c) Upon the arrival of a patient at the designated treatment facility, the head of the
facility shall retain the duplicate of the warrant and endorse receipt upon the original warrant
or acknowledge receipt of the order. The endorsed receipt or acknowledgment must be filed
in the court of commitment. After arrival, the patient shall be under the control and custody
of the head of the treatment facility.
(d) Copies of the petition for commitment, the court's findings of fact and conclusions
of law, the court order committing the patient, the report of the examiners, and the prepetition
report, and any medical and behavioral information available shall be provided at the time
of admission of a patient to the designated treatment facility. new text beginnew text endThis information
shall also be provided by the head of the treatment facility to treatment facility staff in a
consistent and timely manner and pursuant to all applicable laws.