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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1666         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1279

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ruth B. Balser

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to preserve access to inpatient mental health services for individuals with mental illness.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1666        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1279

By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1279) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons.  The Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to preserve access to inpatient mental health services for individuals with mental illness.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end of Section 13I:

              If the person alleged to have committed an assault or assault and battery was at the time of the alleged incident: 1) transported or held subject to Mass. Gen. L. ch. 123, § 12, §§ 10 & 11 or §§ 7 & 8; or 2) determined by mental health providers to need psychiatric evaluation or treatment, that person will not be charged under the provisions of this section but will be provided with mental health evaluation and treatment in accordance with Chapter 123.

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