Psychiatric treatment of minors; objecting minor. (SB773)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Psychiatric treatment of minors; objecting minor; criteria. Amends the criteria for admitting an objecting minor 14 years of age or older for psychiatric treatment to match the criteria for determining whether a nonobjecting minor or a minor younger than 14 years of age should be admitted. Finally, the bill provides that if a minor 14 years of age or older who did not initially object to treatment objects to further treatment, the mental health facility where the minor is being treated shall immediately notify the parent who consented to the minor's treatment and provide to such parent a summary of the procedures for requesting continued treatment of the minor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100950D
12/23/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Read second time
01/19/2015Reading of amendment waived
01/19/2015Committee amendment agreed to
01/19/2015Passed by for the day
01/20/2015Read second time
01/20/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB773E
01/20/2015Printed as engrossed 15100950D-E
01/21/2015Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB773E)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/13/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read second time
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB773ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB773ER)
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)