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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.207

Introduced by Representatives Donahue of Northfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Fisher of Lincoln, McAllister of Highgate, Milkey of Brattleboro and Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Mental health; voluntary patients; discharge

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to repeal the Vermont law relating to the discharge or detention of patients who voluntarily admit themselves for inpatient psychiatric care.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISCHARGE OF VOLUNTARILY ADMITTED PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENTS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  REPEAL

18 V.S.A. § 8010 (relating to the discharge or detention of voluntarily admitted psychiatric patients) is repealed.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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