HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Representative Della Au Belatti, Chair

Representative Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 05, 2016

TIME:

10:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2359

Status

RELATING TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES.

Ensures the timely administration of mental health examinations; supports the process of expedient administration of justice; and clarifies the procedure for reevaluation of fitness to proceed after a finding of unfitness and attempts at restoration.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1806

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.

Revises language pertaining to penal responsibility and mental health. Provides courts with discretion to appoint one mental health examiner, rather than three, to evaluate a felony defendant's mental fitness to proceed.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1686

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.

Amends the criteria for involuntary hospitalizations and other forms of mental health treatment to replace the current standard of imminent dangerousness with the criterion of a likelihood of harm to self or others based on recent behavior.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2559

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Requires the family court to consider assisted community treatment as an alternative to commitment to a psychiatric facility for a person subject to a petition for involuntary hospitalization.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1929

Status

RELATING TO FORENSIC HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.

Authorizes the director of health to recruit board-certified forensic health care professionals, including those from other states. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2357

Status

RELATING TO AGE OF CONSENT FOR ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

To reduce barriers in accessing mental health care for adolescents by lowering the age of consent to receive treatment from 18 years old to 12 years old.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair