Involuntary admission procedures; notification to family member about proceedings. (HB811)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Temporary detention and involuntary admission procedures. Provides that, if available, the recommendations of the personal representative and interested relatives of a person who is subject to temporary detention or involuntary admission proceedings shall be considered by the magistrate, judge, or special justice conducting the proceedings. The bill also requires the community services board evaluating a person for temporary detention, if the evaluation recommends that the person not be subject to temporary detention, (i) to notify the person's personal representative of such recommendation or, if no personal representative exists, the person's nearest interested relative, if the petitioner is not an interested relative, in addition to the current obligation to notify the petitioner and an onsite treating physician; (ii) to include in such evaluation any contrary recommendations, if available, by the person's personal representative, interested relatives, or treating or examining physician; and (iii) to arrange for the petitioner, personal representative, or interested relative to communicate with the magistrate prior to taking action on the petition for temporary detention. The bill requires further that the judge or special justice conducting an involuntary admission hearing consider, if available, the recommendations of the person's personal representative and interested relatives. The bill also requires that notice of the hearing be given to the person's personal representative or, if no personal representative exists, the person's nearest interested relative, if the petitioner is not an interested relative. 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103901D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Mental Health
01/19/2016Assigned App. sub: Mental Health
01/19/2016Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB811)
02/05/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16105431D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105431D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB811H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (66-Y 32-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/02/2016Committee amendments
03/02/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (1-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY ADMISSION PROCEDURES. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 66, NOS 32. AYES 66, NOS 32, THE BILL
THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH. THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT. HOUSE BILL 611 MAKES THE WATER AND SEWER COMPANIES SUBJECT TO THE RULES OF THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION REGARDING ITS MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SEC COMMISSIONERS AND ANY PARTY OR BETWEEN COMMISSIONERS AND THE PUBLIC. IT ALSO DEALS WITH HOW THE PUBLIC IS TO BE NOTIFIED WITH REGARDS TO RATE INCREASES AND WITH THAT EXPLANATION, I MOVE THE BILL PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL HOUSE BILL 611 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? OPPOSED NO. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.