Temporary detention; DBHDS shall 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. This bill is identical to SB 768. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
02/21/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Placed on Calendar
02/27/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1699ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1699ER)
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 918 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0918)