Judicial authorization of treatment; adults incapable of making a decision. (HB483)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial authorization of treatment. Removes from the requirements that must be met prior to issuance of a court order for treatment of a mental or physical disorder on behalf of an adult who is incapable of making or communicating an informed decision on his own behalf the requirement that the court find that there is no available person with legal authority under human rights regulations or other applicable law to authorize the proposed treatment. The court will still have to determine whether, under the Health Care Decisions Act, there is an available person with legal authority to authorize the treatment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102153D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Mental Health
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Mental Health
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB483)
02/05/2016Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/10/2016Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice