Under existing law, certain regional mental health programs and facilities are authorized to incorporate as a public corporation with powers prescribed by law, including the power to provide services such as inpatient care, outpatient care, partial hospitalization, emergency care, residential care, and aftercare for persons combating all forms of mental or emotional illnesses or disabilities, including alcoholism, drug addiction, epilepsy, and intellectual disability. The public corporations are exempted from state taxation by law
This bill would provide that regional mental health programs and facilities organized pursuant to law, and the directors and employees thereof, when engaged in the discharge of services or programs certified and contracted for by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, are entitled to immunity to the same extent and under the same circumstances afforded to state employees under the state sovereign immunity statute
This bill would also specify that the limitation of liability provided does not extend to the subcontractors and independent contractors of the programs and facilities
Relating regional mental health entities; to add Section 22-51-15 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to provide limitations of liability for certain regional mental health entities and the directors and employees thereof.
|May 6, 2021||H||Indefinitely Postponed|
|April 8, 2021||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|April 6, 2021||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Health|
|Hearing||April 8, 2021||Room 206 at 09:30||House HLTH Hearing|