Training centers; discharge plans. (SB1446)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Training centers; discharge plans. Prohibits a community services board or training center staff from preparing or discussing a new discharge plan for an individual for at least nine months after an initial discharge plan is complete. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103422D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Health
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1446)
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104809D-S1
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104809D-S1
02/09/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1446S1
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


Jane Powell writes:

This bill reduces the harassment by DBHDS employees and case managers applied to the families of training center residents who have made the legal choice to keep their loved ones in a training center rather than discharge them to community waiver homes, if they have taken the step of submitting a written statement of that fact to the training center director. Typically DBHDS social workers and "community integration managers" badger families in this position, at the direction of DBHDS upper management, in the hope that they can wear them down over time. Some families have received weekly or even daily phone calls urging community placements. The patron of this bill seeks this legislation because of the appeal of a constituent who was called daily and who had DBHDS staff actually come to his home to badger him.