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AN ACT TO REQUIRE A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO PROVIDE AN ARRESTED INDIVIDUAL WHO REASONABLY APPEARS TO EXHIBIT BEHAVIORAL OR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE INDIVIDUAL’S ARREST,TO REQUIRE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO TAKE THE INDIVIDUAL TO A MEDICAL FACILITY FOR TREATMENT,TO REQUIRE AT LEAST TWO EMPLOYEES OF EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND JAIL OR PRISON TO RECEIVE ANNUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT) TRAINING,TO REQUIRE THE BOARD ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING TO PROMULGATE RULES RELATING TO CIT TRAINING,TO AMEND SECTION 41-21-139, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM TO THE PRECEDING SECTION,AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

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Requires a law enforcement agency to provide an arrested individual who reasonably appears to exhibit behavioral or mental health issues a mental health evaluation within 24 hours of the individual’s arrest,requires a law enforcement officer to take the individual to a medical facility for treatment,requires at least two employees of every law enforcement agency and jail or prison to receive annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training,requires the board on law enforcement officer standards for CIT.