Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order. (HB134)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order. Provides that no person who is the subject of an order for involuntary commitment shall be released from a state hospital or licensed hospital and that no community services board shall petition for rescission of a mandatory outpatient treatment order or order authorizing discharge to mandatory outpatient treatment following inpatient treatment during the 96-hour period immediately following entry of the order, unless in the opinion of (i) the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist treating the person, based on an evaluation conducted by the psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, and (ii) a second psychiatrist or clinical psychologist who has evaluated the person, the person will not meet the criteria for involuntary commitment if released. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102272D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB134)
01/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice