Temporary detention order; magistrates to issue based on recommendation of treating physicians. (HB1323)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention orders (TDOs); emergency physicians. Allows magistrates to issue TDOs based on the recommendations of emergency physicians trained to perform emergency psychiatric evaluations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081434432
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Committee substitute printed 088569432-H1
02/01/2008Read first time
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 088569432-H1
02/04/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1323H1
02/05/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to Senate
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1323ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 331 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0331)


Alison Hymes writes:

This is a very bad idea. People with psychiatric diagnoses are already afraid to seek medical treatment in ER's in this state, if this bill passes even more people will avoid necessary medical treatment and/or not get necessary medical treatment because an ER physician does not want to be bothered with them and TDO's them instead of treating their medical emergency.