Investigation of death; studying cases when person dies while receiving services from licensed prog. (HB659)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
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Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to study and make recommendations regarding the cases in which the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shall conduct an investigation of the death of a person who dies while receiving services from a licensed program. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to establish a work group, which shall include representatives of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the disAbilty Law Center of Virginia, providers of behavioral health services licensed by the Department, and other appropriate stakeholders, to study and make recommendations regarding the cases in which the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shall conduct an investigation of the death, including an autopsy, of a person who dies while receiving services from a program licensed by the Department. The bill requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103957D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

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