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Article - Health - General




§7.5–205.1.

    (a)    The Administration may establish an outpatient civil commitment pilot program to allow for the release of an individual who is involuntarily admitted for inpatient treatment under § 10–632 of this article on condition of the individual’s admission into the pilot program.

    (b)    If the Administration establishes a pilot program under subsection (a) of this section, the Administration shall:

        (1)    Adopt criteria an individual must meet in order to be admitted into the pilot program;

        (2)    Establish application, hearing, and notice requirements;

        (3)    Specify the rights of an individual who may be or who has been admitted into the pilot program;

        (4)    Allow an eligible individual to request enrollment into the pilot program; and

        (5)    Allow an immediate family member of an eligible individual to request that the individual be voluntarily enrolled into the pilot program.

    (c)    If the Administration establishes a pilot program under subsection (a) of this section, on or before December 1 each year the pilot program is in existence, the Administration shall submit to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, a report that includes:

        (1)    The number of individuals admitted into the pilot program during the immediately preceding 12–month period;

        (2)    The number of applications for admission into the pilot program submitted during the immediately preceding 12–month period;

        (3)    The cost of administering the pilot program for the immediately preceding 12–month period;

        (4)    For individuals admitted into the program voluntarily and involuntarily:

            (i)    The percentage of individuals admitted into the pilot program who adhered to the treatment plan established for the individual under the pilot program;

            (ii)    Treatment outcomes; and

            (iii)    The type, intensity, and frequency of services provided to individuals admitted into the pilot program; and

        (5)    Any other information that may be useful in determining whether a permanent outpatient civil commitment program should be established.



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