HB 1548 Advance directives; admission of person for mental health treatment, capacity determinations.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Advance directives; mental health treatment; capacity determinations. Provides that in cases in which a person has executed an advance directive granting an agent the authority to consent to the person's admission to a facility for mental health treatment and the advance directive so authorizes, the person's agent may exercise such authority after a determination that the person is incapable of making an informed decision regarding such admission has been made by (i) the attending physician, (ii) a psychiatrist or licensed clinical psychologist, (iii) a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner, (iv) a licensed clinical social worker, or (v) a designee of the local community services board as defined in § 37.2-809. The bill also provides that a person's agent may make a health care decision over the protest of the person if, in addition to other factors, at the time the advance directive was made, a licensed physician, licensed clinical psychologist, licensed physician assistant, licensed nurse practitioner, licensed professional counselor, or licensed clinical social worker who is familiar with the person attested in writing that the person was capable of making an informed decision and understood the consequences of the provision. This bill is identical to SB 1511.

Full text:
12/29/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103471D  pdf | impact statement
01/31/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17103796D-H1  pdf
02/17/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1548ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

12/29/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103471D
12/29/16  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/17  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17103796D-H1
02/01/17  House: Read first time
02/02/17  House: Read second time
02/02/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17103796D-H1
02/02/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1548H1
02/03/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/13/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/15/17  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  House: Enrolled
02/17/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1548ER)
02/17/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/20/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)