Requires local authorities to ensure provision of disease management practices with jail diversion strategies for adults with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or severe depression and children with serious emotional illnesses.
Permits the administration of psychoactive medication when authorized by a parent, guardian or court order.
Prohibits a minor from refusing psychoactive medication authorized by a parent or guardian, or discharging themselves from a voluntary mental health facility if guardian or parent objects.
Prohibits the use of certain restraints and seclusion techniques and provides whistleblower protections.
Provides that a person accepted for a preliminary mental health examination may be detained for no longer than 48 hours after arriving at the facility unless a written order for protective custody is obtained.
Provides for a priority system among those authorized to transport patients of mental health facilities.