Lisa M. Gable

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The Act allows a court to require that a first time offender of aggravated child molestation, before sentencing, undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment would be effecting in changing the person's behavior. The Act provides that chemical treatment and treatment by a qualified medical health professional may be required as a condition of probation, and allows such treatment to begin before the person is released from custody. The Act specifies that such treatment shall not be administered until the person has been fully informed of the side effects of the chemical treatment and consents to the treatment in writing. The Act authorizes the Board of Pardons and Paroles to administer the treatment. The Act provides that any physician or qualified mental health professional who administers such treatment in good faith be immune from civil or criminal liability. The Act requires that a person participating in treatment must pay for and participate in counseling from a private or public provider of outpatient mental health services.

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