Crisis intervention pilot prog.; to respond to crisis situations involving mental illness, report. (SB211)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crisis intervention pilot programs for persons with mental illness. Permits the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish crisis intervention team pilot programs in up to six areas of the state by January 1, 2007. The crisis intervention pilot programs shall assist law-enforcement officers to respond to crisis situations involving persons with mental illness, substance abuse, or both. By November 1, 2006, the Department shall submit to the Joint Commission on Health Care a report outlining the plan for the program. The Department, in consultation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, shall establish a training program for all persons involved in the crisis intervention team pilot programs. Each crisis intervention team shall develop a protocol that permits law-enforcement officers to release from custody persons whom they encounter in crisis situations when the crisis intervention team has determined the person is sufficiently stable. The Department shall evaluate and report annually to the Joint Commission on Health Care on the impact and effectiveness of the crisis intervention team pilot programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062408728
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (8-Y 7-N)
01/18/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB211)
02/07/2006Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 0-N)