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HF 3887

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 04:08pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/27/2020

Current Version - as introduced

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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.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 253B.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Administrative requirements.

(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:

(1) ordered confined in a state hospital for an examination under Minnesota Rules of
Criminal Procedure, rules 20.01, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), and 20.02, subdivision 2;

(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
proceedings; or

(4) committed under this chapter to the commissioner after dismissal of the patient's
criminal charges.

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 beginUpon a patient's civil
commitment to the commissioner of human services, any inpatient hospital, treatment
facility, jail, or correctional facility that has provided care or supervision to the patient in
the previous two years shall, when requested by the treatment facility or commissioner,
provide copies of the patient's medical and behavioral records to the Department of Human
Services for use in care and treatment, including for preadmission planning.
new 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.