Temporary detention order; voluntary admission. (HB606)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention order; voluntary admission. Provides that a magistrate shall issue a temporary detention order if a person (i) has a mental illness and there exists a substantial likelihood in the near future that he will cause serious harm to himself or others or suffer serious harm due to his lack of capacity to protect himself or provide for his basic needs and (ii) is in need of hospitalization or treatment, regardless of whether the person is willing and capable of volunteering for hospitalization or treatment. Currently, a temporary detention order cannot be issued if a person volunteers for hospitalization or treatment. If the person accepts voluntary admission, the bill provides that the temporary detention order will be deemed to have expired at that time and no commitment hearing need be held. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100291D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB606)
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Mental Health
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Mental Health
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB606)
02/05/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice