Protective services; adult abuse and exploitation, multidisciplinary teams. (SB1224)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective services; adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; multidisciplinary teams. Authorizes local departments of social services to foster, when practicable, the creation, maintenance, and coordination of hospital and community-based multidisciplinary teams focused on the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older who are physically or mentally incapacitated. The bill provides that such teams may: (i) assist the local department of social services in identifying abused, neglected, and exploited adults; (ii) coordinate medical, social, and legal services for abused, neglected, and exploited adults and their families; (iii) develop innovative programs for detection and prevention of the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults; (iv) promote community awareness and action to address adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and (v) disseminate information to the general public regarding the problem of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation, strategies and methods for preventing such abuse, neglect, and exploitation and treatment options for abused, neglected, and exploited adults. The bill also allows the attorney for the Commonwealth in each jurisdiction to establish a multidisciplinary adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation response team to review cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults. Such multidisciplinary team may be established separately or in conjunction with any already existing multidisciplinary team. This bill is identical to HB 2560. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103368D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1224)
01/17/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105183D-S1
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1224S1)
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105183D-S1
01/29/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1224S1
01/30/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19106573D-H1
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1224H1)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed by temporarily
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106573D-H1
02/20/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1224H1
02/20/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Title replaced 19106573D-H1
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1224ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1224ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)