2009 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ramirez, Anderson, Barnes, Carter, Dumais, Kramer, McConkey, Rosenberg, Schuler, Simmons, Smigiel, Valderrama, Vallario, Nathan-Pulliam, and Tarrant
Mental Health - Local Correctional Facilities - Incarcerated Individuals with Mental Illness


Requiring the managing official of a local correctional facility to provide an inmate who has been incarcerated in a local correctional facility for at least 60 days and who has been diagnosed with a mental illness with access to a 30-day supply of medication for the mental illness on the release of the inmate under specified circumstances; providing that part of the supply of medication may be provided by prescription under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary & Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/19 at 1:00 p.m. (Judiciary)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (134-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Finance & Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 4/7 at 1:00 p.m. (Finance)
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order later today (Senator Exum) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Special Order later today (Senator Exum) Adopted

Sponsored by:

Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer, District 19
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Correctional Institutions -see also- Patuxent Institution
Correctional Officers
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Local Government Mandates
Mental Health
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders

Bill affects the following Statute:

Correctional Services
( 11-206 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 392710/01     Offered on: March 28, 2009   at: 12:28 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 667476/01     Offered on: April 13, 2009   at: 10:09 p.m.     Status: Special Ordered
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 26, 2009: Third Reading Passed (134-0)