Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Srvcs; reports of critical incidents or death. (SB894)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; reports of critical incidents or deaths. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner) to provide to the Director of the Commonwealth's designated protection and advocacy system a written report setting forth the known facts of critical incidents or deaths of individuals receiving services through programs operated or licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services within 15 working days of the critical incident or death. Under current law, the Commissioner is required to provide such reports only if the individual who is the subject of the report was receiving services in a state or licensed hospital, training center, psychiatric hospital, or other type of residential or outpatient mental health or developmental services facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102094D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB894)
01/19/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Committee substitute printed 17104444D-S1
01/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104444D-S1
01/23/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB894S1
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB894S1)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2017Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB894ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB894ER)
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)