2015 Texas House Bill 1083
This bill states that before the Texas Department of Criminal Justice may place an inmate in administrative segregation, “an appropriate medical or mental health care professional must perform a mental health assessment of the inmate.” If the assessment indicates that segregated confinement is not appropriate for the inmate’s medical or mental health, the department may not confine the inmate in administrative segregation. This bill was passed in June 2015 and became effective on September 1, 2015.
Keywords: H.B. 1083, mental health clinician, mental health practitioner, mental health professional, mental disorder, mental illness, evaluation, administrative segregation, disciplinary segregation, solitary confinement