Emergency custody and temporary detention; hospitals and providers of behavioral health services. (SB650)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Emergency custody and temporary detention; hospitals and providers of behavioral health services; acceptance of custody. Requires every hospital with an emergency department to employ sufficient security staff to be able to accept custody of a person who is subject to emergency custody or temporary detention and who is transported to such hospital by a law-enforcement officer or receiving services at such hospital and requires every provider of behavioral health services licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to a person who is subject to emergency custody and may be transported for the required evaluation to (i) be licensed to provide the level of security necessary to protect both the person and others from harm, and actually capable of providing the level of security necessary to protect the person and others from harm, and (ii) accept custody of every person transported to such provider for evaluation by law enforcement. This bill was incorporated into SB 268. Read the Bill »

Status

02/08/2022: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/18/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103826D
01/18/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
02/01/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22105111D-S1
02/03/2022Incorporates SB176 (Peake)
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB650S1)
02/08/2022Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations (SB268-Favola) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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