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7:35 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Ohio Bill Requires Reporting of Mental Health Information

Ohio courts would have to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database under a bill headed to the governor.

The House passed the measure on a 92-0 vote Wednesday. The Senate previously passed the bill.

Courts would be required to report to law enforcement agencies those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, or people who have been convicted of a violent offense and ordered to get mental health treatment.

The bill is named after a sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago.

The man who killed Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Suzanne Hopper previously had been found not guilty by reason of insanity and lived in a mental institution before receiving a conditional release. Responding officers didn't know that.