Involuntary mental health commitment; emergency custody order to include transportation. (SB890)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary mental health commitment; emergency custody orders. Allows an emergency custody order to include transportation to a medical facility for a pre-admission medical evaluation if required by the hospital to which the person is being transported. The amount of time a person can remain in custody under an emergency custody order is extended from four to six hours to accommodate such an evaluation. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073172724
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2007Assigned Courts sub: Involuntary Commitment
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 070566724-S1
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070566724-S1
01/29/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB890S1
01/30/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to House
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2007Read second time
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB890ER)
02/14/2007Signed by President
02/14/2007Signed by Speaker
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)


Alison Hymes writes:

The substitute on the LIS website eliminates the extension of time to 6 hours and keeps it at 4. The bill will now only add transportation for medical evaluation ordered by a physician at a receiving facility to ECO's but it still has to be accomplished within 4 hours. BTW, it has been read and voted on--unanimous vote Yes.