Hospitals; custody of person subject to emergency custody order, regulations. (SB1050)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; custody of person subject to emergency custody order; regulations. Extends the maximum period of time during which a person may be involuntarily held pursuant to an emergency custody order from eight hours, or in some cases 12 hours, to 24 hours and requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals a requirement that every hospital be licensed for and actually capable of accepting from law enforcement the transfer of custody of a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105345D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1050)
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)