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MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL RETARDATION, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Administration of prescription drugs; expands authority of persons allowed to administer where it would normally be self-administered by individual in program licensed by Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Amending  54.1-3408. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1601 (Chapter 48))
Advance medical directives; revises Health Care Decisions Act to clarify process determining a patient to be incapable of making an informed decision regarding health care. Amending 37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2983, 54.1-2984, 54.1-2985, 54.1-2986, 54.1-2987 through 54.1-2989, 54.1-2990, 54.1-2991, and 54.1-2992; adding  37.2-805.1, 54.1-2983.1, 54.1-2983.2, 54.1-2983.3, 54.1-2985.1, 54.1-2986.1, and 54.1-2986.2. (Patron-Bell, HB 2396 (Chapter 211); Whipple, SB 1142 (Chapter 268))
Advance mental health directives; may set procedures or instructions with regard to treatment. Amending  54.1-2983 and 54.1-2984. (Patron-Bell, HB 1004 (CD))
Appointment of guardian or conservator; when a court hearing a petition therefor respondent’s spouse may be appointed. Amending  37.2-1007. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1657 (Chapter 433))
Assault and battery; penalty when against family or household member who is protected by provisions of protective orders. Amending  18.2-57.2, 19.2-151, and 37.2-506. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2489 (F))
Assisted outpatient treatment program; established for severely mentally ill. Amending  37.2-505, 37.2-802, 37.2-809, 37.2-817, 37.2-820, and 37.2-821; adding  37.2-828.10 through 37.2-828.17. (Patron-Marsh, SB 177 (CD))
Autopsy reports; release to mental health facilities. Amending 32.1-283. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 822 (F))
Behavioral health authority; allows member of local governing body to be member of board of directors therefor. Amending 15.2-1535 and 37.2-603. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1802 (Chapter 400))
Certificate of public need; exempts therefrom requirements up to 10 beds for delivery of inpatient psychiatric services in a critical access hospital. Amending  32.1-102.1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1467 (F))
Civil commitment of sexually violent predators; makes a number of changes including access to sealed records, etc. Amending 16.1-69.55, 16.1-300, 16.1-305, 37.2-900, 37.2-901 through 37.2-906, 37.2-907, 37.2-908, 37.2-909, 37.2-911 through 37.2-914, 37.2-918, and 53.1-32. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1843 (Chapter 740))
Community services board; removes provision allowing employment of person convicted of assault and battery of a family member. Amending  37.2-506. (Patron-Cline, HB 2288 (F); Barker, SB 1228 (F))
Crisis intervention team pilot programs; established for persons with mental illness, report. Amending  9.1-102; adding 9.1-187 through 9.1-190. (Patron-Edwards, SB 16 (CD))
Crisis intervention team programs; established, report. Amending 9.1-102; adding  9.1-187 through 9.1-190. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1294 (Chapter 715))
Emergency custody; authority of law-enforcement officer. Amending 37.2-808. (Patron-Ward, HB 2486 (Chapter 383); Howell, SB 1079 (Chapter 607))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1588 (F); Vogel, SB 1260 (F))
Higher educational institutions; mental health record release authorization when enrolling. Amending  23-276.5; adding 23-2.2:2. (Patron-Peace, HB 752 (CD))
Incapacitated person; admission to a mental health facility by an agent or guardian. Amending  37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2984, and 54.1-2986; adding  37.2-805.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2062 (I) See HB2396)
Inmates; emergency psychiatric treatment. Amending  19.2-169.6, 19.2-176, and 19.2-177.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 275 (CD); McEachin, SB 440 (CD))
Involuntary admission; evidence of past compliance or noncompliance with treatment. Amending  37.2-814. (Patron-Albo, HB 2257 (Chapter 647))
Involuntary commitment; allows examination by licensed marriage and family therapists. Amending  37.2-815. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1948 (Chapter 132))
Involuntary commitment; court may appoint counsel for a minor in proceedings seeking approval of admission by parents of a minor 14 years of age or older who is incapable of making an informed decision. Amending  16.1-339, 16.1-341, 37.2-803, and 37.2-817 through 37.2-818. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1303 (F))
Involuntary commitment hearing; upon request of respondent or attorney, judge may restrict attendance. Amending  37.2-820. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2156 (F); Howell, SB 1080 (F))
Involuntary commitment hearings; accessibility of results by colleges and universities. Amending  37.2-819. (Patron-Peace, HB 751 (CD))
Involuntary commitment hearings; certain requirements for third-year law student to represent a petitioner. Amending 54.1-3900. (Patron-Caputo, HB 735 (CD); Cuccinelli, SB 825 (F))
Involuntary commitment order; person detained may petition court to transfer to outpatient treatment. Amending  37.2-817. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 274 (CD))
Mental health; admission of incapacitated person to a facility by an agent or guardian. Amending  37.2-801, 37.2-1009, 54.1-2984, and 54.1-2986; adding  37.2-805.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1051 (I) See SB1142)
Mental health court; Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to establish in City of Richmond. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1503 (I) See SB854)
Mental health courts; establishment of pilot program, report. (Patron-Edwards, SB 18 (CD))
Mental health courts; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to establish for nonviolent offenders with serious mental illnesses. (Patron-Edwards, SB 854 (F))
Mental health law; amends statutes to address issues resulting from overhaul thereof during 2008 Session. Amending  19.2-182.9, 37.2-808, 37.2-815, 37.2-816, 37.2-817, and 37.2-819. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2060 (Chapter 21); Howell, SB 1083 (Chapter 838))
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of; name change, makes technical amendments. Amending  2.2-212, 2.2-213, 2.2-214, 2.2-223, 2.2-507, 2.2-704, 2.2-705, 2.2-1839, 2.2-2001.1, 2.2-2411, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2664, 2.2-2691, 2.2-2692, 2.2-2694, 2.2-2696, 2.2-2818, 2.2-2905, 2.2-3705.5, 2.2-4344, 2.2-5201, 2.2-5206, 2.2-5300, 4.1-305, 9.1-111, 9.1-901, 15.2-2291, 15.2-5386, 16.1-275, 16.1-278.8, 16.1-278.8:01, 16.1-280, 16.1-293.1, 16.1-336, 16.1-345, 16.1-356, 16.1-357, 16.1-361, 18.2-73, 18.2-74, 18.2-251, 18.2-251.01, 18.2-252, 18.2-254, 18.2-254.1, 18.2-258.1, 18.2-271.2, 18.2-308.1:1, 18.2-308.2:2, 19.2-169.1, 19.2-169.2, 19.2-169.3, 19.2-169.5, 19.2-175, 19.2-182.2, 19.2-182.13, 19.2-182.16, 19.2-264.3:1, 19.2-264.3:1.1, 19.2-264.3:1.2, 19.2-301, 19.2-302, 19.2-389, 19.2-390, 20-88, 22.1-7, 22.1-205, 22.1-209.2, 22.1-214.2, 22.1-214.3, 22.1-215, 22.1-217.1, 22.1-272.1, 23-38.2, 25.1-100, 29.1-313, 32.1-45.1, 32.1-64.1, 32.1-73.7, 32.1-102.1, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-124, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-127.1:03, 32.1-127.1:04, 32.1-135.2, 32.1-276.3, 32.1-276.8, 32.1-283, 32.1-283.1, 32.1-283.5, 32.1-325, 32.1-351.2, 37.2-100, 37.2-200, 37.2-300, 37.2-316 through 37.2-319, 37.2-423, 37.2-716, 37.2-900, 37.2-900.1, 37.2-909, 37.2-912, 37.2-919, 37.2-1101, 38.2-3412.1, 38.2-3418.5, 46.2-400, 46.2-401, 46.2-1229, 51.5-1, 51.5-2, 51.5-14, 51.5-14.1, 51.5-31, 51.5-39.2, 51.5-39.7, 51.5-39.12, 53.1-32, 53.1-40.2, 53.1-136, 53.1-145, 54.1-2715, 54.1-2726, 54.1-2970, 54.1-2987.1, 54.1-3408, 54.1-3408.01, 54.1-3437.1, 54.1-3506, 56-484.19, 57-2.02, 57-60, 63.2-100, 63.2-1503, 63.2-1528, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1726, 63.2-1735, and 63.2-1805. (Patron-Caputo, HB 2300 (Chapter 813); Ticer, SB 1117 (Chapter 840))
Mental Retardation Medicaid Waiver and Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities and Support Medicaid Waiver; elimination of waiting lists. (Patron-Barker, SB 1501 (Chapter 303))
Mental Retardation Medicaid Waiver and Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities and Support Medicaid Waiver; Governor to develop a plan to eliminate urgent care waiting lists, report. (Patron-Cox, HB 2674 (Chapter 228))
Mental Retardation Waiver and Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver; Governor to develop a plan to eliminate urgent care waiting lists, report. (Patron-Cox, HB 1853 (F))
Notification of family member; disclosure of information regarding a patient’s location and general condition thereof. Amending 32.1-127.1:03 and 37.2-804.2. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1432 (I) See SB1077)
Notification of family member in commitment process; disclosure of information regarding a patient’s location and general condition. Amending  32.1-127.1:03 and 37.2-804.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2461 (Chapter 651); Howell, SB 1077 (Chapter 606))
Opiate addiction treatment providers; daily service fee. Adding 37.2-406.1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 429 (CD); Lucas, SB 818 (F))
Outpatient treatment; allows a court to order mandatory treatment following involuntary admission. Amending  37.2-817 through 37.2-817.4 and 37.2-818. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 840 (F))
Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act; mandatory outpatient treatment. Amending  16.1-336 through 16.1-339, 16.1-340, 16.1-341, 16.1-342, 16.1-344, 16.1-345, 16.1-345.1, 37.2-808, and 37.2-809; adding  16.1-339.1 and 16.1-345.2 through 16.1-345.5. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2061 (Chapter 455); Lucas, SB 1122 (Chapter 555))
Right to notify; a consumer in a mental health facility shall have opportunity to have an individual of his choosing notified of his condition, location, etc. Amending  37.2-400. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2459 (Chapter 111); Howell, SB 1076 (Chapter 517); Cuccinelli, SB 1433 (I) See SB1076)
Special justices; appointment, duties. Amending  37.2-803. (Patron-Howell, SB 1081 (Chapter 608))
Special justices; expenses when presiding over certain hearings. Amending  37.2-804. (Patron-Howell, SB 1078 (Chapter 266))
Students with Disabilities Tuition Assistance Grant Program; created. Adding  22.1-335.1 through 22.1-335.8. (Patron-Janis, HB 2104 (F))
Transportation of person under emergency custody order, temporary detention, or involuntary commitment order; allowed to be transported by a family member. Amending  16.1-345, 37.2-808, 37.2-810, 37.2-817.2, and 37.2-829; repealing  37.2-830. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2460 (Chapter 112))
Transportation of person under emergency custody, temporary detention, or involuntary commitment order; allowed to be transported by a family member. Amending  16.1-345, 37.2-808, 37.2-810, 37.2-817.2, and 37.2-829; repealing  37.2-830. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 823 (Chapter 697))
Uniform Power of Attorney Act; created. Amending  6.1-125.15:1, 37.2-1009, 37.2-1020, 37.2-1023, 55-34.7, 55-544.01, 55-544.02, and 55-546.02; adding  26-71.01 through 26-74.02; repealing 11-9.1 through 11-9.7 and 37.2-1018. (Patron-Edwards, SB 855 (Chapter 830))
Voluntary and involuntary commitment; Executive Secretary of Supreme Court shall prepare petitions, orders, in proceedings therefor and distribute forms to clerks of general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts. Amending  37.2-801. (Patron-Howell, SB 1082 (Chapter 708))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09