Discharge planning from state hospital or training center; right to return to place of residence. (HB496)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Discharge from state hospital or training center; return to place of residence.  Provides that every individual discharged from a state hospital or training center shall be informed of his right to be returned to the county or city in which he resided prior to admission or to another county or city of his choosing, and that the community services board or behavioral health authority responsible for formulating his discharge plan shall, upon request, arrange for transportation of the individual to the county or city in which he chooses to reside. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102709D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2012Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB496)
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/19/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Committee substitute printed 12104355D-H1
01/20/2012Read first time
01/23/2012Read second time
01/23/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104355D-H1
01/23/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB496H1
01/24/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB496H1)
02/15/2012Assigned Education sub: Health Care
03/01/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12105744D-S1
03/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105744D-S1
03/05/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB496S1
03/05/2012Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Placed on Calendar
03/07/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105744D-S1 (97-Y 1-N)
03/07/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB496ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB496ER)
04/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/12)
04/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.