Temporary detention; DBHDS to study who may evaluate. (HB1699)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DBHDS; work group to study expanding the individuals who may conduct evaluations for temporary detention; report. Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to (i) review the current process for conducting evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention, including any challenges or barriers to timely completion of such evaluations and factors giving rise to delays in completion of such evaluations, and (ii) develop a comprehensive plan to expand the individuals who may conduct effective evaluations of persons who are subject to emergency custody orders to determine whether they meet the criteria for temporary detention. The work group shall report its findings and conclusions and the comprehensive plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, Senate Committee on Education and Health, and Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century by December 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20106028D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1699)
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107508D-H1
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107508D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1699H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1699H1)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Rules committee on 02/21/2020. It meets on Upon Call of Chairman - Senate Room A.

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