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Minutes for HB2033 - Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Short Title

Changing the criteria used to refer and admit juveniles to a juvenile crisis intervention center.

Minutes Content for Mon, Mar 6, 2023

Jenna Moyer, Staff Revisor gave an overview of HB2033. (Attachment 1) She took questions from committee members.

Nick Reinecker testified as an opponent to HB2033. (Attachment 2) He stated that the term "behavioral health crisis" is too broadly defined and could result in violations of both natural and constitutional rights, as it pertains to the seizure of an individual, their detainment, assessment and billable treatment. He also stated that Section 6 is also concerning with the addition of "substance abuse related services".

There were no questions.

Proponent, written only testimony was submitted by:

Tim DeWeese, Johnson County Mental Health Department (Attachment 3)

Tanya Keys, Department of Children and Families & Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (Attachment 4)

Rachel Marsh, Children's Alliance of Kansas (Attachment 5)

Chairperson Gossage closed the hearing on HB2033.

Chairperson Gossage adjourned the meeting at 8:45 a.m. The next scheduled meeting is March 7, 2023.