Temporary detention; expands category of individuals who may evaluate a person. (HB1351)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Temporary detention; evaluation; who may perform. Expands the category of individuals who may evaluate a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention to include any person described in the definition of "mental health professional" in § 54.1-2400.1 who (i) is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, (ii) has completed a certification program approved by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and (iii) complies with regulations of the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services related to performance of such evaluations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103049D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1351)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions