2001-2002 vol. 149 IV pt.2 7705 (2001)

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( 24th General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 355)
AN ACT
To amend section 5120.17 of the Revised Code to
modify the administrative procedures for inmate
transport or transfer to psychiatric hospitals.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 5120.17 of the Revised Code be
amended as follows:
Sec. 5120.17. (A) As used in this section:
(1) Mental illness means a substantial disorder of thought,
mood, perception, orientation, or memory that grossly impairs
judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to meet
the ordinary demands of life.
(2) Mentally ill person subject to hospitalization means a
mentally ill person to whom any of the following applies because of
the person's mental illness:
(a) The person represents a substantial risk of physical harm to
the person as manifested by evidence of threats of, or attempts at,
suicide or serious self-inflicted bodily harm.
(b) The person represents a substantial risk of physical harm to
others as manifested by evidence of recent homicidal or other violent
behavior, evidence of recent threats that place another in reasonable
fear of violent behavior and serious physical harm, or other evidence
of present dangerousness.
(c) The person represents a substantial and immediate risk of
serious physical impairment or injury to the person as manifested by
evidence that the person is unable to provide for and is not providing
for the person's basic physical needs because of the person's mental
illness and that appropriate provision for those needs cannot be made
immediately available in the conmunity correctional institution in
which the inmate is currently housed.
(d) The person would benefit from treatment in a hospital for the
person's mental illness and is in need of treatment in a hospital as
manifested by evidence of behavior that creates a grave and
imminent risk to substantial rights of others or the person.

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