Mobile crisis co-response team programs; DCJS & DBHDS to establish throughout the Commonwealth. (HB5086)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Mobile crisis co-response team programs. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall support the development and establishment of a mental health first response and alert system that uses mobile crisis co-response team programs in areas throughout the Commonwealth. A mobile crisis co-response team is defined in the bill as a group of mental health service providers working with law-enforcement officers as a team, with the mental health service providers leading such team, to help stabilize individuals during law-enforcement encounters and crisis situations. A mental health first response and alert system is defined in the bill as a process in which a call for service or other communication to an emergency 911 system or that is communicated with any other equivalent reporting system gets routed for the appropriate services, including directed to a mobile crisis co-response team for service. Read the Bill »

Status

08/18/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Public Safety Committee

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200396D
08/18/2020Committee
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
09/01/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5086)

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