Voluntary outpatient treatment; provides option therefor prior to commitment hearing. (SB335)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary outpatient treatment. Provides the option for voluntary outpatient treatment prior to the commitment hearing if a special justice or judge can ascertain whether or not (i) there is appropriate treatment for the person's condition, (ii) the service providers agree to provide the services necessary, and (iii) the person has sufficient capacity to understand and adhere to the treatment plan. Also provides that the person would have to sign an agreement and that such agreement would be admissible at any subsequent commitment hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087989216
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Special on Proposed Mental Health Legislation
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB335)
01/28/2008Passed by in Courts of Justice with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Subject matter referred to Commission on Mental Health Law Reform pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)