Hospitals; security personnel training to identify mental illness. (HB1088)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; security and emergency department staff; mental health training. Requires the Board of Health to include in its regulations governing licensed hospitals a requirement that every hospital with an emergency department establish protocols to ensure that security personnel of the emergency department, if any, receive training appropriate to the populations served by the emergency department, which may include training based on a trauma-informed approach in identifying and safely addressing situations involving patients and others who pose a risk of harm to themselves or others due to mental illness or substance abuse or who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103797D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1088)
01/18/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 1-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1088E
02/09/2018Printed as engrossed 18103797D-E
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1088E)
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2018Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1088ER)
03/02/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1088ER)
03/02/2018Signed by Speaker
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)


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 38 seconds.