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2021 Senate Bill 638: Expand behavioral health jail diversion programs

Public Act 163 of 2021

Introduced by Sen. Rick Outman (R) on September 14, 2021
To create a segregated state account to hold money for a “behavioral health jail diversion program” that would give grants to local governments “to establish or expand behavioral health jail diversion programs in coordination between community agencies and law enforcement agencies”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on September 14, 2021
Reported in the Senate on October 19, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on October 20, 2021
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on October 20, 2021
Reported in the House on December 2, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 23, 2021

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