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H0579aaS..............................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE MENTALLY ILL - HOSPITALIZATION - Amends existing law to require that the state shall assume the responsibility for costs of treatment of a mentally ill individual beginning with the day after receipt of the notice that a person has been committed into custody; and to provide requirements governing the time of transport. 02/15 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/16 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 02/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/25 3rd rdg - PASSED - 57-0-13 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stoicheff, Stone, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Alltus, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Gould, Hansen(29), Jones, Kellogg, Smith, Stevenson, Taylor, Trail(Miller), Mr Speaker Floor Sponsor - Loertscher Title apvd - to Senate 02/28 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 03/22 Rpt out - to 14th Ord 03/23 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen 03/24 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/27 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen Rules susp - PASSED - 31-0-4 AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Frasure, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams NAYS--None Absent and excused--Davis, Dunklin, King-Barrutia, Stennett Floor Sponsor - Stegner Title apvd - to House 03/28 House concurred in Senate amens - to engros 03/29 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen Rules susp - PASSED - 67-0-3 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Crow, Hansen(29), Tilman Floor Sponsor - Loertcher Title apvd - to enrol 03/30 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/31 To Governor 04/03 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 161 Effective: 10/01/00
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 579, As Amended in the Senate BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO HOSPITALIZATION OF THE MENTALLY ILL; AMENDING SECTION 66-327, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE THAT THE STATE SHALL ASSUME COSTS OF TREATMENT 4 BEGINNING WITH THE DAY AFTER NOTICE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN 5 DISPOSITIONED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS GOV- 6 ERNING THE TIME OF TRANSPORT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 66-327, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 66-327. RESPONSIBILITY FOR COSTS OF COMMITMENT AND CARE OF PATIENTS. (a) 11 All costs associated with the commitment proceedings, including usual and cus- 12 tomary fees of designated examiners, transportation costs and all medical, 13 psychiatric and hospital costs not included in subsection (b) of this section, 14 shall be the responsibility of the person subject to judicial proceedings 15 authorized by this chapter or such person's spouse, adult children, or, if 16 indigent, the county of such person's residence after all personal, family and 17 third party resources, including medical assistance provided under the state 18 plan for medicaid as authorized by title XIX of the social security act, as 19 amended, are considered. In proceedings authorized by this chapter, the court 20 shall consider the indigency of persons subject to proceedings authorized by 21 this chapter, in light of such person's income and resources, and if such per- 22 son is able to pay all or part of such costs, the court shall order such per- 23 son to pay all or any part of such costs. If the court determines such person 24 is unable to pay all or any part of such costs, the court shall fix responsi- 25 bility, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 35, title 31, Idaho Code, 26 for payment of such costs on the county of such person's residence to the 27 extent not paid by such person or not covered by third party resources, 28 including medical assistance as aforesaid. 29 (b) The department of health and welfare shall assume responsibility for 30 usual and customary treatment costs after the involuntary patient is 31 dispositioned , transported to and admitted by the state facilityto the cus- 32 tody of the state of Idaho, beginning on the day after the director receives 33 notice that a person has been committed into the custody of the department, 34 until the involuntary patient is discharged and after all personal, family and 35 third party resources are considered in accordance with section 66-354, Idaho 36 Code. The counties shall be responsible for mental health costs if the indi- 37 vidual is not transported within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving written 38 notice of admission availability to a state facility. For purposes of this 39 section, "usual and customary treatment costs" shall include routine board, 40 room and support services rendered at a facility of the department of health 41 and welfare; routine physical, medical, psychological and psychiatric examina- 42 tion and testing; group and individual therapy, psychiatric treatment, medica- 43 tion and medical care which can be provided at a facility of the department of 2 1 health and welfare. The term "usual and customary treatment costs" shall not 2 include neurological evaluation, CAT scan, surgery, medical treatment, any 3 other item or service not provided at a facility of the department of health 4 and welfare, or witness fees and expenses for court appearances. For the pur- 5 poses of this section, the notice to the department may be faxed or mailed. 6 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Octo- 7 ber 1, 2000.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Stegner Seconded by King-Barrutia IN THE SENATE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 579 1 AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 35, following "Code." insert: "The 3 counties shall be responsible for mental health costs if the individual is not 4 transported within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving written notice of 5 admission availability to a state facility.". 6 AMENDMENT TO THE BILL 7 On page 2, following line 2, insert: 8 "SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Octo- 9 ber 1, 2000.". 10 CORRECTION TO TITLE 11 On page 1, in line 5, following "STATE" insert: "AND TO PROVIDE REQUIRE- 12 MENTS GOVERNING THE TIME OF TRANSPORT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 09855Cl The purpose of this bill is to require the state of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to assume its responsibility once an individual is involuntarily committed to the state. Under current law once an individual is committed to the state they must be transported to and accepted into the state facility. Counties are being told that there are no beds in the state facility but the state of Idaho has the ability to contract for services with private facilities. This is an unnecessary burden placed on counties for a state responsibility. FISCAL NOTE There will be a cost to the state general fund of approximately $625,000. CONTACT: Idaho Association of Counties Dan Chadwick, Tony Poinelli Phone: 345-9126 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE H 579