Family life education; advance directives related to mental health. (HB1581)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family life education; advance directives related to mental health. Requires the Board of Education to include in its standards of learning and curriculum guidelines for family life education instruction in the availability of advance directives, as set forth in the Health Care Decisions Act ( 54.1-2981 et seq.), related to mental health that permit an adult declarant to appoint an agent and authorize the agent to seek the hospitalization and evaluation of the declarant if the declarant shows signs of mental illness. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101527D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/21/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/26/2015Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read first time
01/28/2015Passed by for the day
01/29/2015Passed by for the day
01/30/2015Passed by for the day
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Floor substitute printed 15104566D-H1 (Watts)
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Substitute by Delegate Watts agreed to 15104566D-H1
02/03/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1581H1
02/04/2015Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)
02/04/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2015Assigned Education sub: Mental Health
02/19/2015Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 8 minutes.