Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided, report. (HB1549)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include, effective July 1, 2018, (i) same-day access to mental health screening services and (ii) outpatient primary care screening and monitoring services for physical health indicators and health risks and follow-up services for individuals identified as being in need of assistance with overcoming barriers to accessing primary health services. The bill provides that the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall additionally include, effective July 1, 2021, crisis services for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders; outpatient mental health and substance abuse services; psychiatric rehabilitation services; peer support and family support services; mental health services for certain members of the armed forces and veterans; care coordination services; and case management services, including targeted mental health case management services. The bill also requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report annually regarding progress in the implementation of this act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100770D
12/29/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1549)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17104983D-H1
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104983D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1549H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1549H1)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105589D-S1
02/16/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2017Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105589D-S1
02/21/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1549S1
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Placed on Calendar
02/22/2017Senate substitute rejected by House 17105589D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2017House acceded to request
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2017Delegates: Farrell, Jones, Torian
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2017Senators: Hanger, Cosgrove, Barker
02/25/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2017Conference substitute printed 17105895D-H2
02/25/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2017Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/25/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1549ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1549ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective - see bill)
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective - see bill)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0683)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.


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

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Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1005.