SB 1511 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 HB 1548.

Full text:
01/19/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103741D  pdf | impact statement
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17103741D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1511ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

01/19/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103741D
01/19/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/02/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1511E
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17103741D-E
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/17  House: Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1511ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  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 474 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)