Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/08/2020        

Temporary detention; DBHDS to study who may evaluate.

Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to (i) review the current process for conducting evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention, including any challenges or barriers to timely completion of such evaluations and factors giving rise to delays in completion of such evaluations, and (ii) develop a comprehensive plan to expand the categories of individuals who may conduct evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention in order to expedite the evaluation process. The work group shall report its findings and conclusions and the comprehensive plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, Senate Committee on Education and Health, and Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020.

Date Version PDF TXT
01/31/2020 Senate: Committee substitute printed 20107346D-S1 Open
01/08/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103578D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20107346D
    SENATE BILL NO. 768
    AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
    (Proposed by the Senate Committee on Rules
    on January 31, 2020)
    (Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Barker)
    A BILL to require the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to convene a work group to study expanding the categories of individuals who may conduct evaluations to determine whether a person meets the criteria for temporary detention. Report.

    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. � 1. That the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall establish a work group to (i) review the current process for conducting evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention, including any challenges or barriers to timely completion of such evaluations and factors giving rise to delays in completion of such evaluations, and (ii) develop a comprehensive plan to expand the individuals who may conduct evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention. Such comprehensive plan shall include specific recommendation for legislative or budget actions necessary to implement the plan. The work group shall include representatives of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Virginia, the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, the Medical Society of Virginia, and such other stakeholders as the Commissioner may deem appropriate. The work group shall report its findings and conclusions and the comprehensive plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, Senate Committee on Education and Health, and Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    George L. Barker D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Committee substitute printed 20107346D-S1
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103578D
    01/08/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
    Summary
    Congress - Bill Number Major Title
    Branch Vote Date Yes No Not Voting
    Senate 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM 15 0 0
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    Start Description.
    Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to (i) review the current process for conducting evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention, including any challenges or barriers to timely completion of such evaluations and factors giving rise to delays in completion of such evaluations, and (ii) develop a comprehensive plan
    End Description.

    Bill TEXT Points.
    This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
    Education
    The work group shall report its findings and conclusions and the comprehensive plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, Senate Committee on Education and Health, and Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1 2020

    Men
    The work group shall include representatives of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Virginia, the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, and such other stakeholders as the Commissioner may deem appropriate

    Senate
    The work group shall report its findings and conclusions and the comprehensive plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, Senate Committee on Education and Health, and Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1 2020

    Health
    768 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 8, 2020 A BILL to require the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to convene a work group to study expanding the categories of individuals who may conduct evaluations to determine whether a person meets the criteria for temporary detention, report


    End Bill TEXT Points.
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