Voluntary admission; person admitted to facility for mental health treatment after detention order. (SB84)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary admission for mental health treatment.  Provides that a person may be voluntarily admitted to a facility for mental health treatment after issuance of a temporary detention order but before a hearing for involuntary commitment by the person's attending or consulting physician where the physician finds that the person is willing and able to volunteer for treatment and after the person is informed that they will be required to provide 48 hours notice prior to leaving the facility to which they are voluntarily admitted and will be prohibited from owning, possessing, or transporting a firearm. This bill also provides that a hearing for involuntary commitment shall be held no less than 24 hours but no more than 72 hours after execution of a temporary detention order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100479D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2010Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/08/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)