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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 981         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1193

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ruth B. Balser and Patricia D. Jehlen

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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

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 981        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1193

By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1193) of Ruth B. Balser, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1279 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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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