D.C. Law 14-283. Mental Health Civil Commitment Act of 2002.

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  • D.C. Law 14-283 (PDF)
  • 50 DCR 917


Apr. 4, 2003

Legislative History (LIMS)

Law 14-283, the “Mental Health Civil Commitment Act of 2002”, was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-605, which was referred to Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 3, 2002, and December 17, 2002, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 22, 2003, it was assigned Act No. 14-617 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-283 became effective on April 4, 2003.