Prisoners; medical and mental health treatment of those incapable of giving consent. (SB296)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health treatment for a prisoner in such facility who is incapable of giving informed consent for such treatment. The process parallels the existing process for the Director of the Department of Corrections to seek authorization to provide involuntary treatment to prisoners in state correctional facilities. The bill provides that the treatment ordered may be provided within a local or regional correctional facility if such facility is licensed to provide such treatment. Amends § 17.1-406, § 17.1-410, § 37.2-803, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104397D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2018Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Reconsidered by Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2018Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB934.