REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.1099 Mental health court; collection of data; maintenance of files or databases; standards; disclosure.
(1) Each mental health court shall collect and provide data on each individual applicant and participant and the entire program as required by the state court administrative office. The state court administrative office shall provide appropriate training to all courts entering data, as directed by the supreme court.
(2) Each mental health court shall maintain files or databases on each individual participant in the program for review and evaluation as well as treatment, as directed by the state court administrative office. The information collected for evaluation purposes must include a minimum standard data set developed and specified by the state court administrative office.
(3) As directed by the supreme court, the state court administrative office shall provide standards for mental health courts in this state, including, but not limited to, developing a list of approved measurement instruments and indicators for data collection and evaluation. These standards must provide comparability between programs and their outcomes.
(4) The information collected under this section regarding individual applicants to mental health court programs for the purpose of application to that program and participants who have successfully completed mental health courts is exempt from disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
History: Add. 2013, Act 277, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 2013
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