Temporary detention; DBHDS shall study who may evaluate. (SB768)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


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 HB 1699. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103578D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB768)
01/31/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107346D-S1
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107346D-S1
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB768S1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB768S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108575D-H1
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108575D-H1
02/24/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB768H1
02/24/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB768H1)
02/26/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020House insisted on substitute
02/27/2020House requested conference committee
03/02/2020Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/02/2020Senators: Barker, Deeds, Hanger
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2020Delegates: Aird, Hope, Austin
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB768ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB768ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 919 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0919)