VA SB738 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-17 - Assigned Education sub: Health
Pending: Senate Education: Health Committee
Hearing: Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm in Subcommittee Room 2, 5th Fl. Pocahontas Bldg.
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Temporary detention for observation and treatment. Clarifies that a person can be subject to a temporary detention order for observation and treatment related to intoxication, upon a finding that (i) probable cause exists to believe the person is incapable of making or communicating an informed decision regarding treatment due to intoxication and (ii) that observation, testing, or treatment is necessary within the next 24 hours to prevent injury, disability, death, or other harm to the individual resulting from such intoxication. The bill also provides for the tolling of an emergency custody order for the period during which the person who is the subject of the emergency custody order is also subject to a temporary detention order for observation and treatment.

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Observation and treatment; temporary detention.



2020-01-17SenateAssigned Education sub: Health
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105059D

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