Before the General Assembly adjourned for the upcoming general election, the Legislature passed HB 1233, Representative Tom Murt’s assisted outpatient treatment bill. RCPA and other organizations had been working with members of the General Assembly and the administration on this issue to make it more practical. Despite pleas to the Governor to veto the legislation, the Governor signed the bill into law on Wednesday, October 24. The bill becomes Act 106 of 2018.
A detailed summary of the bill can be viewed here. The Governor’s signing statement of why he approved the bill can be viewed here. For questions, please contact RCPA Director of Government Affairs Jack Phillips.