Involuntary outpatient commitment; five day review of compliance. (HB256)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary outpatient commitment; five day review of compliance. Requires the community services board designated to monitor compliance with an order for involuntary outpatient commitment to contact the person who is the subject of the order for involuntary outpatient commitment five days after the order for involuntary outpatient treatment is entered, to determine whether the person has complied with the order, and to identify and take all reasonable steps to resolve issues that may have resulted in noncompliance. Thereafter, the community services board, behavioral health authority, or designated provider shall continue to monitor the person's compliance with the treatment ordered by the court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2008Presented and ordered printed 088072504
01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088072504
01/02/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB256)
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Alison Hymes writes:

This is absurd. It will take 5 days to develop a decent and appropriate outpatient treatment plan. How can someone comply with a plan that won't have been written yet, let alone implemented?

Also, this change would seem to make outpatient commitment/forced drugging in one's own home indefinite instead of the current 180 days as it gives no time limit which current law does.

Forced drugging in the community is wrong in the first place, but setting folks up for failure from the start is ridiculous.

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill did not cross over. I would say it is dead but the site won't let me say the same thing.