Denver--Today, Senator Beth Martinez Humenik's (R-Adams County) bill to provide parity and consistency in medication and treatment for mental health patients in justice system facilities passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The bill, Senate Bill 17-019, requires justice facilities to remain consistent in the medication provided for mental health patients, ensuring proper and continuous care for these individuals.
"With conditions as delicate as mental health disorders, consistency in prescribed medications can often make a world of difference," said Martinez Humenik. "Mental health issues touch many Colorado families and my bill takes a crucial step in ensuring that those Coloradans get the help they need."
Senate Bill 019 now moves on to a vote of the Committee on Appropriations.