Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



            A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to establish an interim study committee to study protecting the rights of mental health patients.



Messmer




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



            A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to establish an interim study committee to study protecting the rights of mental health patients.

Whereas, Health care, including mental health care, is one of the most important resources Hoosiers have to provide a secure and happy life for themselves and their family; and

    Whereas, We must, however, strive to protect the rights of patients while we are bringing them the best possible care: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the legislative council is urged to establish an interim study committee to study how to protect the rights of mental health patients by ensuring that mental health records, testing, and psychotherapy notes are protected.
    SECTION 2. That the committee, if established, shall operate under the direction of the legislative council, and that the committee shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.