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Bill Detail: HB24-1126

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Title Substance Use Disorder Treatment as Bond Condition
Status House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/27/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors M. Lynch (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Pelton (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/29/2024

The bill permits a court to order a person to complete a medical
evaluation if the court suspects a substance use disorder contributed to the
behavior giving rise to an offense for which the person was charged. The
medical evaluation must determine if the person would benefit from a
medically guided treatment plan for a substance use disorder (treatment
plan). If the court receives a recommendation following the medical
evaluation that the person would benefit from a treatment plan, the court
may order the person to participate in a treatment plan as a condition of
The person's treatment provider shall submit a report to the court
within 2 business days after each scheduled appointment that is part of the
person's treatment plan to indicate whether the person is in compliance
with the treatment plan. The bill requires a person ordered to participate
in a treatment plan to waive any patient privilege necessary for a doctor
or treatment provider to report to the court.
The bill prohibits the court from ordering a person required to
participate in a treatment plan as a condition of bond to submit to drug or
alcohol monitoring other than monitoring required by the treatment plan
unless the monitoring is expressly required or permitted pursuant to any
other state law.

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