VA HB934 | 2018 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-16 - Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Medical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health treatment for a prisoner in such facility who is incapable of giving informed consent for such treatment. The process parallels the existing process for the Director of the Department of Corrections to seek authorization to provide involuntary treatment to prisoners in state correctional facilities. The bill provides that the treatment ordered may be provided within a local or regional correctional facility if such facility is licensed to provide such treatment.

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Title

Prisoners; medical and mental health treatment of those incapable of giving consent.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2018-01-16HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-01-09HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-01-09HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102531D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
171406(n/a)See Bill Text
171410(n/a)See Bill Text
372803(n/a)See Bill Text
531133.04(n/a)See Bill Text
531133.05(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments

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