Involuntary admission; contents of preadmission screening report, notice of hearing. (HB1112)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary admission; contents of preadmission screening report; notice of hearing. Provides that the community services board that prepares the preadmission screening report admitted into evidence at a person's involuntary admission hearing, if the report recommends that the person is not in need of involuntary treatment, must include in such report any contrary recommendations, if available, by the person's personal representative, relatives, or treating or examining physician. The bill requires further that the judge or special justice conducting the hearing consider, if available, the recommendations of the person's personal representative and relatives. The bill also requires that notice of the hearing be given to the person's personal representative, or if the person has no personal representative and the individual who petitioned for the person's involuntary admission is not a relative of the person, the nearest known relative of the person. Finally, the bill imposes a duty on health care providers providing services to a person subject to emergency custody, temporary detention, or involuntary admission proceedings to make a reasonable attempt to notify the person's family member or personal representative and clarifies that such representative includes an agent named in an advance directive; currently, such health care provider has discretion as to whether to make such notification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16104099D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Mental Health
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Mental Health
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1112)
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB568.