Psychiatric inpatient treatment of minors; timing of petition and hearing. (SB245)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Psychiatric inpatient treatment of minors; timing of petition and hearing. Increases from 72 hours to 96 hours the length of time (i) to hold a hearing for the involuntary commitment of a minor or the emergency admission of a minor for inpatient treatment, and (ii) that a minor may be admitted by his parents to a facility over his objections. The bill also provides that the time to hold the involuntary commitment hearing runs from the filing of the petition for such hearing. The bill provides further that a petition for judicial approval of the admission of a minor by his parents over his objections shall be filed no sooner than 24 hours and no later than 96 hours after his admission. Amends § 16.1-337, § 19.2-169.6, § 19.2-176, § 19.2-177.1, § 32.1-127.1:03, § 37.2-804.2, § 37.2-808, § 37.2-809, § 37.2-813, § 37.2-814, § 37.2-815, § 37.2-816, § 37.2-817, § 37.2-818, § 37.2-819, § 37.2-821, § 53.1-40.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/28/2008: Merged into SB276

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084527248
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/28/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB276-Cuccinelli) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB582 and SB276.