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VASB100PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensed programs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation for program participants. Allows employees of programs licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services who are cert...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)
VAHB277PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
VAHB663PassMandatory outpatient treatment. Reorganizes and clarifies provisions governing mandatory outpatient treatment. The bill also eliminates provisions allowing for a single order for a period of involuntary inpatient treatment followed by a period of man...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)
VASB577PassChildren's residential facilities; criminal history background checks. Allows a person who is required to undergo a background check as a condition of employment at a children's residential facility to be employed by the children's residential facili...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0729)
VASB593PassCustody and transportation of persons subject to emergency custody or temporary detention order; alternative custody; auxiliary police officers. Allows auxiliary police officers to provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody o...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VASB622PassRecovery residences. Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with any minimum squ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB119PassInvoluntary temporary detention; disclosure of information. Provides that in any case in which a person subject to an evaluation to determine whether such person meets the criteria for an involuntary temporary detention order is receiving services in...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
VAHB242PassPractice of licensed professional counselors. Adds licensed professional counselors to the list of eligible providers who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patient records, face a malpractice review panel, and provide recommendations on in...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0509)
VASB198PassDisposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant. Provides that in cases where the defendant has been charged with a misdemeanor larceny-related offense or a misdemeanor offense for trespassing, destruction of prop...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)
VAHB388PassState facilities; video visitation. Requires the director of every state facility to establish a process to facilitate virtual visitation through the use of audio and video equipment for individuals receiving services at the state facility. State fac...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)
VASB268PassEmergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Provides that when a magistrate orders alternative transportation for an individual under a temporary detention order, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes th...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
VASB300PassProviders of treatment for persons with opiate addiction; elimination of location restriction. Eliminates the requirement that a provider of treatment for persons with opiate addiction through the use of (i) methadone or (ii) opioid replacements othe...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0513)
VAHB679PassProviders of treatment for persons with opiate addiction; elimination of location restriction. Eliminates the requirement that a provider of treatment for persons with opiate addiction through the use of (i) methadone or (ii) opioid replacements othe...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0512)
VAHB684PassInvoluntary temporary detention; disclosure of information. Provides that in any case in which a person subject to an evaluation to determine whether such person meets the criteria for an involuntary temporary detention order is receiving services in...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)
VASB361PassMarcus alert system; participation. Extends the date by which localities shall establish voluntary databases to be made available to the 9-1-1 alert system and the Marcus alert system to provide relevant mental health information and emergency contac...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)
VAHB1191PassMarcus alert system; participation. Extends the date by which localities shall establish voluntary databases to be made available to the 9-1-1 alert system and the Marcus alert system to provide relevant mental health information and emergency contac...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)
VASB479PassHealth services; obsolete provisions. Removes the requirement that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services develop and biennially update a six-year Comprehensive State Plan for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)
VASB425Engross

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Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State Board of Social Services t...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB641Engross

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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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB429Engross

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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2022-02-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB27Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 vaccination status; mandatory COVID-19 vaccination prohibited; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Pr...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB134Intro

Sine Die
Involuntary commitment; release of person before expiration of order. Provides that no person who is the subject of an order for involuntary commitment shall be released from a state hospital or licensed hospital and that no community services board ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB135Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary ...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB159Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention orders; custody. Requires a facility or location to which a minor or adult who is subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order is transported to accept custody of the minor or adult upon compl...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB343Intro

Sine Die
Barrier crimes; removing offenses involving possession, use, manufacturing, etc., of controlled substances. Removes nonviolent offenses involving the possession, use, manufacturing, distributing, selling, etc., of controlled substances from the list ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB163Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation and custody. Amends numerous sections governing emergency custody and temporary detention of minors and adults to clarify duties of law-enforcement agencies and mental health facilities with r...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB661Intro

Sine Die
Capital murder; death penalty for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer. Authorizes punishment by death for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB318Intro

Sine Die
Peer Recovery Support Fund. Establishes the Peer Recovery Support Fund (the Fund) to provide payment for the cost of peer-to-peer substance abuse recovery support services provided by individuals other than state or local government employees. The bi...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB594Intro

Sine Die
Magistrates; appointment and supervision. Gives supervisory control over the magistrate system to the chief circuit court judge and the Committee on District Courts and abolishes magisterial regions. Under current law, the Executive Secretary of the ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB512Intro

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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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB618Intro

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; barrier crimes. Removes from the definition of barrier crime a felony violation of possession of a controlled substance.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB668Intro

Sine Die
Facilities for civilly committed sexually violent predators; reports to the Commonwealth's designated protection and advocacy system. Adds persons who are civilly committed sexually violent predators to the categories of persons for whom the Commonwe...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB807Intro

Sine Die
Criminal history background checks. Moves to separate sections of the Code of Virginia provisions governing background checks for individuals providing substance abuse and mental health services for adults. Currently, provisions governing background ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB805Intro

Sine Die
Barrier crimes. Eliminates Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB794Intro

Sine Die
Criminal proceedings; evidence of defendant's mental condition. Repeals provisions permitting the admission of evidence by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including expert testimony, if such ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1037Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternative...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1147Intro

Sine Die
Temporary detention; alternative custody. Provides that if the facility indicated on a temporary detention order is a state facility, no bed for the person detained or in custody pursuant to the temporary detention order is immediately available at s...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1180Intro

Sine Die
Substance abuse services providers; assessment; tobacco use. Requires every provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services who provides services to individuals with substance use disorder to assess each individual...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1341Intro

Sine Die
Local correctional facilities and lock-ups; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to establish minimum standards for identification and care of...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB601Intro

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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2022-02-10
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 5-N)
VASB411Engross

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor and the penalty for possession of a Schedule IV or V controlled substance fro...
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2022-02-10
Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB713Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody order; duration. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may transfer custody of a person who is the subject of an emergency custody order to a facility or location that has been authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VASB750Intro

Sine Die
Behavioral Health Hospital Authority; established. Creates the Behavioral Health Hospital Authority (the Authority) as an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth, to control the delivery, financing, utilization, and health outcomes of p...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB650Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; hospitals and providers of behavioral health services; acceptance of custody. Requires every hospital with an emergency department to employ sufficient security staff to be able to accept custody of a person...
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2022-02-08
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VASB682Intro

Sine Die
Temporary detention; alternative custody. Provides that if the facility indicated on a temporary detention order is a state facility, no bed for the person detained or in custody pursuant to the temporary detention order is immediately available at s...
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2022-02-08
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VASB379Intro

Sine Die
Capital murder; death penalty for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer. Authorizes punishment by death for the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer.
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2022-02-07
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VASB176Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation; transfer of custody. Makes clear that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order or temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternat...
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2022-02-03
Incorporated by Education and Health
VASB373Intro

Sine Die
Emergency custody; extension; medical testing, observation, or treatment. Provides that a magistrate may, upon the sworn petition of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or his designee, issue an order extending an emergen...
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2022-02-03
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1172Intro

Sine Die
Certified recovery residences. Requires the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to adopt regulations requiring each certified recovery residence to include one or more resident or nonresident staff persons who are employed by the pr...
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2022-02-03
Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
VASB462Intro

Sine Die
Regulating video gaming terminals; penalties. Authorizes and specifies the licensing requirements for the manufacture, distribution, operation, servicing, hosting, and playing of video gaming terminals (VGTs). The bill provides that VGTs are regulate...
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2022-02-02
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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