STAND. COM. REP. NO. 63
RE: H.B. No. 961
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Public Safety, to which was referred H.B. No. 961 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COURT ORDERS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR INMATES AND DETAINEES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Clarifies the criteria for finding that an inmate or detainee may be subject to involuntary treatment because of danger to self or others;
(2) Amends notice and documentary requirements for hearings on a petition to compel involuntary treatment;
(3) Provides for the appointment of a temporary guardian or guardian ad litem for an inmate or detainee who is not competent or otherwise able to participate in proceedings; and
(4) Provides for the extension of an order for involuntary treatment upon the return to custody of an inmate or detainee prior to the expiration of the order or upon motion of the Department of Public Safety.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 961 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Health.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Public Safety,
GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair