Bridging the Legal Gap for Emergency Aid to Idaho Residents with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Senate bill 1247a creates a temporary 24-hour protective placement to get someone who has a major neurocognitive disorder (Alzheimer’s/Dementia) to the hospital when they are in a serious health crisis or in significant danger of harming themselves or others.


Because of a gap in our laws, where we do not have a mechanism to help, these vulnerable adults are being forgotten in Idaho.


Currently, our law has a mental health and mental hold process for individuals with a mental illness or behavioral health emergency, but NOT for those with an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia or ADRD.

Thanks to S1247a, our vulnerable family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, will be able to get the help they need much faster when they are in a crisis.