Mental health facility; transportation by sheriff's office of individuals to be admitted. (HB353)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health; transportation of individuals to be admitted. Requires that any individual certified for admission to a mental health facility, or being transported due to an emergency custody order or a temporary detention order, be transported by the sheriff's office of the appropriate jurisdiction. Repeals section allowing any judge or special justice to order a person admitted to a mental health facility to be placed in the custody of any responsible person, including a representative of the facility in which the person is temporarily placed during the temporary detention period, for the sole purpose of transporting the person to the proper facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066019316
01/06/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB353)
02/02/2006Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions