IDAHO DRUG COURT AND MENTAL HEALTH COURT ACT
19-5609. Mental health courts. (1) The district court in each county may establish a mental health court which shall include a regimen of graduated sanctions and rewards, mental health and other appropriate treatment, close court monitoring and supervision of progress, educational or vocational counseling as appropriate, eligibility standards and other requirements as may be established by the district court, in accordance with standards developed by the Idaho supreme court drug court and mental health court coordinating committee. No person has a right to be admitted into a mental health court. A mental health court may be operated in conjunction with a drug court.
(2) The district court of each county that has implemented a mental health court shall annually evaluate the mental health court’s effectiveness and provide a report to the supreme court as requested. If the mental health court is operated in conjunction with a drug court, a single report may be submitted for the drug court and mental health court. A report evaluating the effectiveness of mental health courts in the state shall be submitted to the governor and to the legislature by the first day of the legislative session each year.
[19-5609, added 2005, ch. 358, sec. 8, p. 1132.]