Acute psychiatric bed registry; DBHDS shall establish work group to evaluate, etc. (HB1453)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), and Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Acute psychiatric bed registry; information required to be reported. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to evaluate the role of, and make recommendations related to improving the structure and effectiveness of, the psychiatric bed registry in collecting and disseminating information about the availability of acute psychiatric beds in the Commonwealth. The work group shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, and the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by November 1, 2020. This bill is identical to SB 739. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105330D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1453)
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Behavioral Health
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107321D-H1
02/04/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1453H1)
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107321D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1453H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1453ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1453ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 367 (effective 7/1/20)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0367)