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SB 2585 - Authorizes the State to Jail Tuberculosis Patients Who Decline Treatment - Mississippi Key Vote

Mark Baker voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (40-70) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the State to Jail Tuberculosis Patients Who Decline Treatment

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the state to jail tuberculosis patients who decline treatment.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the state to commit an individual diagnosed with active tuberculosis who denies “minimum precautions” to a county jail or facility deemed appropriate by the Department of Health (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the period of confinement for the individual is maintained until the District or State Health Officer deems that he or she is no longer a threat to public health (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (51-0) -
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Title: Authorizes the State to Jail Tuberculosis Patients Who Decline Treatment

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