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Senate Bill No. 972

Public Act No. 05-16

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 17a-581 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2005):

(b) The membership shall be composed of: (1) A psychiatrist experienced with the criminal justice system and not otherwise employed on a permanent basis by the state, except that a psychiatrist employed by The University of Connecticut Health Center who is not responsible for the administration of or treatment decisions for persons under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board shall be eligible for membership under this subdivision; (2) a psychologist experienced with the criminal justice system and not otherwise employed on a permanent basis by the state, except that a psychologist employed by The University of Connecticut Health Center who is not responsible for the administration of or treatment decisions for persons under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board shall be eligible for membership under this subdivision; (3) a person with substantial experience in the process of probation; (4) a member of the general public; (5) an attorney who is a member of the bar of this state; and (6) a member of the general public with substantial experience in victim advocacy.

Approved May 4, 2005