Temporary detention order; minimum time period for person to be held. (SB1419)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention; minimum time period. Provides that a person held pursuant to a temporary detention order shall be held for up to 24 hours once admitted to the facility, as determined by the treating physician at such facility, to be reasonably necessary. Currently, a person may be held pursuant to a temporary detention order for up to 72 hours, but there is no requirement that a person subject to such order be held for any minimum time period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103272D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1419)
02/02/2017Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)