Emergency custody orders, temporary detention orders, etc.; eliminates & adds requirements. (SB273)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody orders, temporary detention orders, and involuntary admissions. Eliminates the requirement that an individual pose an imminent danger to himself or others; adds a requirement that handcuffs or other restraints may be used during transportation only if the person is deemed to be a danger to himself or others; and adds a requirement that the testimony of family members, friends, treating or examining physicians, or other individuals with a knowledge of the person's mental or emotional state be considered prior to the ordering of an emergency custody order, temporary detention order, or order for involuntary admission. Read the Bill »


01/28/2008: Merged into SB246


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084317220
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 (SB246-Howell) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)