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House Bill 1300


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House Bill 1300

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB 1300 (Updated March 4, 2004 5:06 pm - DI 107)

Insanity defense. Requires the superintendent of certain facilities or an attending physician to file periodic reports with the court concerning a committed individual who was found not responsible for a crime by reason of insanity and is committed to a mental health facility, and to notify the court and certain individuals as soon as practicable if the committed individual escapes, and at least 10 days before the committed individual is: (1) transferred; (2) discharged; or (3) allowed outside the facility without supervision. Provides that a defendant who interposes a defense of insanity may not introduce evidence from a medical witness with whom the defendant cooperated unless: (1) after being ordered to do so by the court, the defendant cooperates with medical witnesses appointed by the court; or (2) the defendant shows by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant's failure to cooperate with medical witnesses appointed by the court was caused by the defendant's mental illness. Provides for the provision of competency restoration services by the division of mental health and addiction or by a third party.
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