VA HB5086 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on August 18 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-11-09 - Left in Public Safety
Pending: House Public Safety Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Mobile crisis co-response team programs. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall support the development and establishment of a mental health first response and alert system that uses mobile crisis co-response team programs in areas throughout the Commonwealth. A mobile crisis co-response team is defined in the bill as a group of mental health service providers working with law-enforcement officers as a team, with the mental health service providers leading such team, to help stabilize individuals during law-enforcement encounters and crisis situations. A mental health first response and alert system is defined in the bill as a process in which a call for service or other communication to an emergency 911 system or that is communicated with any other equivalent reporting system gets routed for the appropriate services, including directed to a mobile crisis co-response team for service.

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Mobile crisis co-response team programs; DCJS & DBHDS to establish throughout the Commonwealth.



2020-11-09HouseLeft in Public Safety
2020-08-18HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-08-18HousePresented and ordered printed 20200396D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
91102(n/a)See Bill Text
91187.1(n/a)See Bill Text
91188.1(n/a)See Bill Text
91189.1(n/a)See Bill Text
91190.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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