Involuntary admission; contents of preadmission screening report; notice of hearing. (SB568)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103566D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB568)
02/10/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 4-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105446D-S1
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/16/2016Read second time
02/16/2016Passed by for the day
03/11/2016No further action taken
03/11/2016Failed to pass in Senate

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 46 seconds.

Transcript

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

GOEBZ. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE BILLS WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY. REGULAR CALENDAR, SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING. SENATE BILL 568, A BILL RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY ADMISSION, CONTENTS OF PREADMISSION SCREENING REPORT, NOTICE OF HEARING. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. SENATOR BARKER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. COULD THAT BILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1112.