Mental health professional, qualified; broadens definition. (SB812)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of qualified mental health professional. Broadens the definition of "qualified mental health professional" to include employees and independent contractors of the Department of Corrections who by education and experience are professionally qualified and registered by the Board of Counseling to provide collaborative mental health services. This bill is identical to HB 1375. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104502D
01/12/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB812)
02/02/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/20/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Passed by temporarily
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB812ER)
02/27/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB812ER)
02/27/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 803 (effective 7/1/18)
04/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1375.