Emergency custody and temporary detention orders; evaluations, presence of others. (HB1242)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency custody and temporary detention orders; evaluations; presence of others. Requires (i) the evaluator conducting the evaluation of an individual to determine whether such individual meets the criteria for temporary detention or (ii) the hospital emergency department and treating physician or other health care provider designated by the physician, when providing services to an individual who is being evaluated to determine whether the individual meets the criteria for temporary detention, to allow the individual's family member or legal guardian who is present and who may provide support and supportive decision making to be present with the individual unless the individual objects or the evaluator or treating physician determines that their presence would create a medical, clinical, or safety risk to the patient or health care provider or interferes with patient care. This bill is identical to SB 546. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104731D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1242)
01/23/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106583D-H1
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1242H1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106583D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1242H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1242ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1242ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/24)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB546.

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