Mental health treatment; admission regulations, toxicology results. (HB886)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Admissions for mental health treatment; toxicology. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals a provision that requires every hospital that provides inpatient psychiatric services to establish a protocol that requires, for every refusal to admit a patient for whom there is a question of medical stability or medical appropriateness for admission due to a situation involving results of a toxicology screening, the on-call physician in the psychiatric unit to which the patient is sought to be transferred to participate in direct verbal communication, either in person or via telephone, with a clinical toxicologist or other person who is a Certified Specialist in Poison Information employed by a poison control center that is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers to review the results of the toxicology screen and determine whether a medical reason for refusing admission to the psychiatric unit related to the results of the toxicology screen exists, if requested to do so by the referring physician. Amends § 32.1-127, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Committee
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102884D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB886)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-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 HB886E
02/09/2018Printed as engrossed 18102884D-E
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB886E)
02/12/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Enrolled
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB886ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB886ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/06/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 791 (effective 7/1/18)
04/06/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)