Behavioral Health Commission created. (SB1273)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Behavioral Health Commission created. Creates the Behavioral Health Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of (i) studying and making recommendations for the improvement of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth to encourage the adoption of policies to increase the quality and availability of and ensure access to the full continuum of high-quality, effective, and efficient behavioral health services for all persons in the Commonwealth and (ii) providing ongoing oversight of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth, including monitoring and evaluation of established programs, services, and delivery and payment structures and implementation of new services and initiatives in the Commonwealth and development of recommendations for improving such programs, services, structures, and implementation. Read the Bill »


01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101274D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rules

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