SB 5842 - DIGEST

Allows a person to provide informed consent for electroconvulsive therapy on behalf of a patient who is not competent with a concurring medical opinion under certain circumstances.

Allows administration of ECT to persons receiving short-term involuntary mental health treatment without the patient's consent when a second concurring medical opinion approves the treatment and failure to provide ECT may result in a likelihood of serious harm, substantial deterioration, or substantially prolong the length of involuntary commitment.

Provides liability protection for administration of ECT in good faith and without gross negligence.