SB0321 (CH0126)

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2015 Regular Session



Baltimore City and Baltimore County - Police Behavioral Health Units - Pilot Program

Sponsored by:

Senator Nathan-Pulliam


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 126

Synopsis:Requiring, on or before October 1, 2016, the Baltimore City and Baltimore County police departments to establish behavioral health units; requiring a behavioral health unit to consist of at least six officers who are specially trained to understand the needs of individuals with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and in cultural sensitivity and cultural competency; establishing the purpose and goals of a behavioral health unit; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Nathan-Pulliam and Ferguson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0926
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Finance  View Committee HearingHealth and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Public Safety
Narrow Subject(s):Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Ethnic Affairs
Job Training
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Local Government Mandates
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Violence -see also- Domestic Violence; Harassment
Statutes:Article - Public Safety

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