MCL - Section 600.1099i

Act 236 of 1961

600.1099i Juvenile mental health court program; requirements; completion of the program; exit evaluation; confidentiality of information obtained while participating in the program; exemption from disclosure.

Sec. 1099i.

    (1) A juvenile mental health court shall provide a juvenile mental health court participant with all of the following:
    (a) Consistent and close monitoring of the juvenile's treatment and recovery.
    (b) If found necessary or appropriate, periodic and random testing for the presence of any nonprescribed controlled substance or alcohol as well as compliance with or effectiveness of prescribed medication using to the extent practicable the best available, accepted, and scientifically valid methods.
    (c) Periodic judicial reviews of the participant's circumstances and progress in the program.
    (d) A regimen or strategy of individualized and graduated but immediate rewards for compliance and sanctions for noncompliance, including, but not limited to, the possibility of detainment.
    (e) Mental health services, substance use disorder services, education, and vocational opportunities as appropriate and practical.
    (2) Upon a juvenile's completion of the required juvenile mental health court program participation, an exit evaluation should be conducted in order to assess the juvenile's continuing need for mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse services.
    (3) Any statement or other information obtained as a result of participating in assessment, treatment, or testing while in a juvenile mental health court is confidential and is exempt from disclosure under the United States Constitution and state constitution of 1963 and the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246, and must not be used in a criminal prosecution, unless it reveals criminal acts other than, or inconsistent with, personal controlled substance use.

History: Add. 2018, Act 590, Eff. Mar. 28, 2019