Mental health records; health provider shall disclose information to provide care, etc. of minor. (HB576)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical records; disclosure; safe harbor. Provides that any health care provider shall be immune from simple negligence liability for disclosing health records pursuant to an emergency custody order, a temporary custody order, or an involuntary commitment hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081436432
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Committee substitute printed 080528784-H1
01/29/2008Read first time
01/30/2008Read second time
01/30/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080528784-H1
01/30/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB576H1
01/31/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Communicated to Senate
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
03/03/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 089601248-S1
03/04/2008Committee substitute rejected
03/04/2008Floor substitute printed 089612784-S2 (Cuccinelli)
03/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Committee substitute rejected 089601248-S1
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Substitute by Senator Cuccinelli agreed to 089612784-S2
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB576S2
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 089612784-S2 (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB576ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 782 (effective 7/1/08)