Involuntary commitment; independent examination. (SB217)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary commitment; independent examination. Provides that a health care entities may shall disclose records to independent examiners conducting examinations of a person who is the subject of an involuntary commitment order. This bill also clarifies that a person who is subject to a temporary detention order shall be given a thorough psychological evaluation, including a substance abuse screening and that the independent evaluator shall review the person's medical records including records of any previous psychological evaluations, prior to conducting the evaluation. Read the Bill »


01/28/2008: Merged into SB246


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083178228
01/07/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB217)
01/28/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB246-Howell) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)