Critical incident stress management team; peer support team privileged communications. (SB1330)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Critical incident stress management team and critical stress management team privileged communications. Renames critical incident stress management teams "peer support teams" to more accurately reflect the scope of such teams and expands the privileged communications of a peer support team member to all communications made to a member of a peer support team unless such communication is specifically excluded under the privilege. Under current law, the privilege attaches only to communications concerning a critical incident. The bill also specifies that a peer support team shall be headed by a Virginia-licensed clinical psychologist, Virginia-licensed psychiatrist, Virginia-licensed clinical social worker, or Virginia-licensed professional counselor with at least five years of experience as a mental health consultant who works directly with emergency medical services personnel or public safety personnel to meet the accreditation standards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103838D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2017Assigned Education sub: Health
01/19/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/01/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17105059D-S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105059D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1330S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2017Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1330ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1330ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
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
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 609 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0609)