Mental health and substance abuse treatment providers; background checks. (SB381)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health and substance abuse treatment providers; background checks. Allows community services boards and providers licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to hire as a direct care employee in adult substance abuse or mental health treatment programs someone with certain misdemeanor assault and battery convictions as long as such offences were substantially related to substance abuse or mental illness and the applicant has been rehabilitated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084047840
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/24/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read second time
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2008Passed House with amendments (81-Y 15-N)
02/21/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (81-Y 15-N)
02/25/2008House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB381ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 407 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1203.