Admission hearings, involuntary; adds providers to list by which an examiner may be employed. (HB2036)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Involuntary admission hearings; examination providers. Adds community service boards and behavioral health authorities to the list of facilities by which an examiner may be employed. Read the Bill »

Status

03/15/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/08/2007Committee
01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078153316
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2007Read first time
01/29/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to Senate
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Enrolled
02/15/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2036ER)
02/15/2007Signed by Speaker
02/15/2007Signed by President
02/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2036ER)
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 400 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0400)

Comments

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill undermines the entire purpose of an independent evaluation of people subject to commitment for 180 days of their lives. The purpose was to protect the civil rights and prevent conflicts of interest in witnesses at hearings. The VACSB is pushing this bill just because one county wouldn't let them use CSB professionals when their independent evaluators were away. So the VACSB is prepared to deprive a whole class of people of their civil rights over one county's problems. How nice, how recovery oriented, how typical.

Alison Hymes writes:

The bill was passed out of committee. Please write your senator and ask him or her to vote against this bill that will take away a very important protection for anyone (and that is everyone) who is at risk of inappropriate and unneccessary commitment to our pathetic and dangerous Virginia mental health system.