Senate Study Bill 1250 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES BILL BY CHAIRPERSON MATHIS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to outpatient treatment of a person with a 1 serious mental impairment. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2584XC (1) 86 rh/rj
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 229.13, subsection 4, Code 2015, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 4. The court shall furnish to the chief medical officer of 3 the hospital or facility at the time the respondent arrives at 4 the hospital or facility for inpatient or outpatient treatment 5 a written finding of fact setting forth the evidence on 6 which the finding is based. If the respondent is ordered to 7 undergo outpatient treatment, the order shall also require the 8 respondent to cooperate with the treatment provider and comply 9 with the course of treatment which may include treatment by 10 the use of injectable antipsychotic medicine if recommended 11 by the examining physician, examining physician assistant, or 12 examining psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner, 13 but only to the extent necessary to preserve the person’s life 14 or to appropriately control behavior by the person which is 15 likely to result in physical injury to that person or others 16 if allowed to continue . 17 Sec. 2. Section 229.14, subsection 2, Code 2015, is amended 18 by adding the following new paragraph: 19 NEW PARAGRAPH . e. A court order for treatment of the 20 respondent on an outpatient basis under this section may 21 include treatment by the use of injectable antipsychotic 22 medicine if recommended by the examining physician, examining 23 physician assistant, or examining psychiatric advanced 24 registered nurse practitioner, but only to the extent necessary 25 to preserve the person’s life or to appropriately control 26 behavior by the person which is likely to result in physical 27 injury to that person or others if allowed to continue. 28 EXPLANATION 29 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 30 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 31 This bill provides that a court order for treatment of a 32 respondent on an outpatient basis upon the conclusion of an 33 involuntary hospitalization hearing may include treatment by 34 the use of injectable antipsychotic medicine if recommended 35 -1- LSB 2584XC (1) 86 rh/rj 1/ 2
S.F. _____ by the examining physician, examining physician assistant, or 1 examining psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner, 2 but only to the extent necessary to preserve the person’s life 3 or to appropriately control behavior by the person which is 4 likely to result in physical injury to that person or others 5 if allowed to continue. 6 -2- LSB 2584XC (1) 86 rh/rj 2/ 2