Crisis intervention team pilot programs; established for persons with mental illness, report. (SB16)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crisis intervention pilot programs for persons with mental illness. Permits the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish crisis intervention team pilot programs in areas of the state by January 1, 2009. The crisis intervention team pilot programs shall assist law-enforcement officers in responding to crisis situations involving persons with mental illness, substance abuse problems, or both. By November 1, 2008, the Department shall submit to the Joint Commission on Health Care a report outlining the plan for the program. The Department, in consultation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, shall establish a training program for all persons involved in the crisis intervention team pilot programs. Each crisis intervention team shall develop a protocol that permits law-enforcement officers to release from custody persons whom they encounter in crisis situations when the crisis intervention team has determined the person is sufficiently stable. The Department shall evaluate and report annually to the Joint Commission on Health Care on the impact and effectiveness of the crisis intervention team pilot programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/12/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087972228
12/12/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB16)
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2008Continued to 2009 in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)