Judicial authorization of treatment; advance directives. (HB638)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial authorization of treatment; advance directives.  Provides that a court authorizing medical treatment for an incapacitated person must do so in conformity with the terms of the person's advance directive. The bill also provides that a court can authorize such treatment for an incapacitated person, despite the existence of an advance directive, where the person authorized to make medical decisions under the advance directive for the incapacitated person refuses or is unable to act or cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time in light of the immediacy of the need for treatment. The bill also authorizes restraint or transportation of an incapacitated person if necessary for treating a mental disorder or a person subject to an order of involuntary admission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103500D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #5 Mental Health
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12104524D-H1
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104524D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB638H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB638ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 378 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0378)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB371.