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VASB1261PassCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0489)
VAHB2092PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; background checks; persons providing contractual services. Requires background checks for contract staff providing direct care services for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)
VAHB2070PassCommunity services boards; contracts with private providers. Clarifies that community services boards may enter into contracts with private providers for delivery of mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)
VASB1421PassBrain injury; definition. Eliminates the requirement that an injury occur before the age of 65 to constitute a brain injury as that term is used in the context of licensure of private providers of behavioral health services.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VASB1302PassCrisis call center; Crisis Call Center Fund established. Provides that the crisis call center, which under current law is administered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), shall provide crisis interventi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0248)
VASB1220PassState facilities; admission of certain aliens. Repeals the requirements that (i) the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services determine the nationality of each person admitted to a state facility and, if the person is an alien, no...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0244)
VASB1304PassCommunity services boards; discharge planning. Reduces from within 30 days to within 72 hours of an individual's identification as ready for discharge the time by which a community services board must document its disagreement with the determination ...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0249)
VAHB2230PassSupported decision-making agreements; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to develop and implement a program to educate individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their fa...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0232)
VAHB2166PassInvoluntary admission. Amends provisions governing involuntary inpatient and mandatory outpatient treatment to (i) revise criteria for entry of a mandatory outpatient treatment order to become effective upon expiration of an order for involuntary inp...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)
VAHB1808PassCommissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; reports to designated protection and advocacy system. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner) to add written reports of the facts of al...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0064)
VASB1154PassCommissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; reports to designated protection and advocacy system. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner) to add written reports of the facts of al...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0065)
VASB1427Engross

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board established. Establishes the Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory B...
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2021-03-01
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1873PassBrain injury; definition. Eliminates the requirement that an injury occur before the age of 65 to constitute a brain injury as that term is used in the context of licensure of private providers of behavioral health services.
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2021-02-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
VASB1176Engross

Sine Die
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; barrier crimes. Amends the current barrier crimes requirements for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to provide that the Department, community s...
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2021-02-16
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
VASB1421Engross

Sine Die
Brain injury; definition. Eliminates the requirement that an injury occur before the age of 65 to constitute a brain injury as that term is used in the context of licensure of private providers of behavioral health services.
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1154Engross

Sine Die
Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; reports to designated protection and advocacy system. Requires the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Commissioner) to add written reports of the facts of al...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1176Engross

Sine Die
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; barrier crimes. Amends the current barrier crimes requirements for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to provide that the Department, community s...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1220Engross

Sine Die
State facilities; admission of certain aliens. Repeals the requirements that (i) the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services determine the nationality of each person admitted to a state facility and, if the person is an alien, no...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1304Engross

Sine Die
Community services boards; discharge planning. Reduces from within 30 days to within 72 hours of an individual's identification as ready for discharge the time by which a community services board must document its disagreement with the determination ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1302Engross

Sine Die
Crisis call center; Crisis Call Center Fund established. Provides that the crisis call center, which under current law is administered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), shall be designated as the 9-8-...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1261Engross

Sine Die
Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1427Engross

Sine Die
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board established. Establishes the Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory B...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB1873Engross

Sine Die
Brain injury; definition. Eliminates the requirement that an injury occur before the age of 65 to constitute a brain injury as that term is used in the context of licensure of private providers of behavioral health services.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2070Engross

Sine Die
Community services boards; contracts with private providers. Clarifies that community services boards may enter into contracts with private providers for delivery of mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2169Engross

Sine Die
Solicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1808Engross

Sine Die
Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; reports to designated protection and advocacy system. Adds reports of serious incidents, injuries, and illnesses to be reported to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Ser...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2092Engross

Sine Die
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; background checks; persons providing contractual services. Requires background checks for contract staff providing direct care services for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2166Engross

Sine Die
Involuntary admission. Amends provisions governing involuntary inpatient and mandatory outpatient treatment to (i) revise criteria for entry of a mandatory outpatient treatment order to become effective upon expiration of an order for involuntary inp...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2230Engross

Sine Die
Supported decision-making agreements; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to develop and implement a program to educate individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their fa...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2303Intro

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felo...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2242Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N)
VAHB2329Intro

Sine Die
Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order. Provides that the director of a state hospital or person in charge of a licensed hospital shall not release a person who has been involuntarily admitted to such state hospital or l...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
VASB1244Intro

Sine Die
Civil commitment of sexually violent predators. Repeals sections of the Code of Virginia authorizing civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (12-Y 0-N)
VASB1449Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; employment discrimination prohibited. Prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine in numerous employment contexts.
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 1-N 1-A)
VASB1407Intro

Sine Die
Regulating electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board, which the bill re...
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2021-01-27
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (12-Y 2-N)
VAHB1026Intro

Sine Die
Mandatory outpatient treatment; criteria. Eliminates the requirement that a person have a history of lack of compliance with treatment for mental illness that has, at least twice within the previous 36 months, resulted in the person being subject to ...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1321Intro

Sine Die
Guardianship; supported decision making. Creates the Supported Decision-Making Act, which allows an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability to enter into an agreement with another person, called a "supporter," for the purposes of havin...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB569Engross

Sine Die
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a menta...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB533Intro

Sine Die
Pari-mutuel wagering; breakage; distribution for problem gambling treatment and support; creation of Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund. Alters the required distribution of the legitimate breakage from each pari-mutuel pool for live, histori...
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2020-12-04
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB87Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1351Intro

Sine Die
Temporary detention; evaluation; who may perform. Expands the category of individuals who may evaluate a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to determine whether the person meets the criteria for temporary detention to include any...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB1050Intro

Sine Die
Hospitals; custody of person subject to emergency custody order; regulations. Extends the maximum period of time during which a person may be involuntarily held pursuant to an emergency custody order from eight hours, or in some cases 12 hours, to 24...
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2020-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB269Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2020-12-04
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1049Engross

Sine Die
Involuntary commitment; notice and participation. Clarifies the role of individuals identified and requested by a person in the involuntary commitment process to assist him in the process. The bill sets out such authorized individuals' right to recei...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB702Intro

Sine Die
Mandatory outpatient treatment; petition for review; efforts of the community services board. Clarifies that a community services board must make efforts to assist a person with complying with the provisions of a mandatory outpatient treatment order ...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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