Voluntary admission; person admitted to facility for mental health treatment after detention order. (HB305)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary admission for mental health treatment prior to involuntary commitment hearing.  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 will 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101419D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/20/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB305)
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
01/28/2010Continued to 2011 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/03/2010Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions