SB0361 (CH0703)

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Criminal Procedure – Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility – Court–Ordered Evaluation

Sponsored by:

Senator Ready


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 703

Synopsis:Authorizing a court after a certain finding of incompetency or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder to order the Maryland Department of Health as soon as possible after the defendant's admission, but not later than 48 hours, to evaluate a defendant, to develop a treatment plan, and to make a determination as to whether the defendant is a danger to self or others under certain circumstances; requiring a panel to convene within 9 days after a certain individual's refusal of medication for certain purposes: etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Ready, Bates, Kelley, and Salling
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0202
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0691 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Health, Department of
Job Training -see also- Continuing Education
Mental and Behavioral Health
State Hospitals
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
(3-106, 3-112)
Article - Health - General

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May 18, 2018 4:05 P.M.