Psychiatric crisis intervention

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 485 concerning psychiatric crisis intervention authored by Sens. Crider and Becker. The bill amends the date for FSSA to report on comprehensive psychiatric crisis intervention services and requires DMHA to … [Read more...]

Video conferencing by confined persons

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1531, Rep. Davisson’s bill on video conferencing by confined persons. The bill provides (1) court hearings by video conference for inmates in DOC facilities with video conferencing capacity, and (2) mental health … [Read more...]

Various criminal law issues.

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. McMillin’s HB 1304 on various criminal law issues. This bill: requires tracking the number of direct file charges against juveniles in adult court by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute; amends the … [Read more...]

Mental health drugs

The Health and Provider Services Committee heard SB 464 authored by Sen. Patricia Miller on mental health drugs. The bill was prepared at the request of Attorney General Zoeller and the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force in response to epidemic prescription opioid … [Read more...]