Emergency custody order; extension. (HB294)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody order; extension. Provides that a magistrate shall order a second two-hour extension to an emergency custody order if good cause is shown to grant such an extension, provided the community services board submits to the magistrate a list of all facilities that were contacted by the board before the expiration of the first two-hour extension. Currently, an emergency custody order expires after four hours with the possibility of one two-hour extension being ordered by the magistrate upon good cause shown. Good cause for an extension includes the need for additional time to identify a suitable facility in which to temporarily detain the person subject to the emergency custody order or to complete a medical evaluation of such person. Read the Bill »


02/03/2014: Merged into HB478


12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101062D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB294)
01/23/2014Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB294)
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB478-Villanueva)
02/03/2014Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB478-Villanueva)