State Inspector General, Office of the; investigations of abuse/neglect at state psychiatric hosp. (HB313)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the State Inspector General; investigations of abuse or neglect at state psychiatric hospitals; report. Directs the Office of the State Inspector General to (i) develop a plan to fulfill its statutory obligation to fully investigate all complaints it receives alleging abuse, neglect, or inadequate care at a state psychiatric hospital and (ii) submit such plan to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health and Human Services and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2024. The bill also requires the Office to submit an annual report to the General Assembly on or before November 1 of each year regarding the number of such complaints received and the number of complaints that were fully investigated by the Office. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103984D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Behavioral Health
01/16/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB313)
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Behavioral Health
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Rules
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB313E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24103984D-E
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB313E)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/26/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2024Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB313ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB313ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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 638 (effective 7/1/24)

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