HB 615 – Juvenile Court Mental Health Assessments

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover)




This bill requires a court to order a comprehensive clinical assessment or other appropriate mental health assessment in the case of a juvenile with a suspected mental illness or developmental disability that has been adjudicated delinquent.


If the court’s review of this assessment permits the court to find sufficient evidence that the juvenile has a severe emotional disturbance or a developmental disability that substantially contributed to the delinquent behavior, then this bill also requires the court to order a care review team to be convened by the local management entity/managed care organization and assigned to the case.



Filed – 4/20/21