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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
VASB295PassResponsibilities of local pretrial services officers; behavioral health dockets. Provides that a local pretrial services officer may facilitate the referral to screening for a defendant to be placed in a behavioral health docket as a treatment servic...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)
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)
VAHB659PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to study and make recommendations regarding appropriate investigations of the deaths of individuals who die while receiving services from a licensed program. Directs...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)
VASB49PassReceipt of critically missing adult reports; Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; definition. Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult, including an adult who has a developmental disability, intell...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)
VAHB1060PassReceipt of critically missing adult reports; Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program; definition. Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult, including an adult who has a developmental disability, intell...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0394)
VAHB1203PassDepartment of Veterans Services; Suicide Prevention Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Suicide Prevention Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0322)
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)
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)
VASB408PassTransmission of sentencing documents to the Department of Health Professions and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that after the pronouncement of sentence, if the court is aware that the defendant is registered, ce...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)
VASB434PassHealth insurance; coverage for mental health and substance use disorders; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance, in its report regarding denied claims, complaints, appeals, and network adequacy involving mental healt...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)
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)
VAHB990PassDMAS; work group to study options for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)
VAHB537PassTelemedicine; out of state providers; behavioral health services. Allows certain practitioners of professions regulated by the Boards of Medicine, Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work who provide behavioral health services and who are licensed in ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)
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)
VASB232PassDMAS; work group to study options for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0222)
VAHB239PassHousing and Supportive Services Interagency Leadership Team initiative; housing and services for adults 65 years of age or older. Directs the Department for Housing and Community Development to expand the existing Housing and Supportive Services Inte...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)
VASB263PassHousing and Supportive Services Interagency Leadership Team initiative; housing and services for adults 65 years of age or older. Directs the Department for Housing and Community Development to expand the existing Housing and Supportive Services Inte...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)
VASB202PassStudy; Secretary of Health and Human Resources and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security; increase use of alternative custody arrangements for individuals subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order; report. Directs the Se...
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0103)
VAHB738PassCompetency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment; copy to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that whenever a court orders an evaluation of a defendant's competency to stand trial, the clerk of the cou...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0075)
VASB691PassCompetency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment; copy to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that whenever a court orders an evaluation of a defendant's competency to stand trial, the clerk of the cou...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)
VASB688Engross

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Determination of competency; report to Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a copy of the competency report shall be sent to the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for the purpose of (i...
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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
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
VASB714Engross

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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; voluntary mental health check-in option as part of the comprehensive crisis system; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to implement a voluntary me...
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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB453Engross

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Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or mental illness; penalties. Provides that any person charged with a simple assault and battery offense who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinic...
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2022-03-08
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB641Engross

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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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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1232Engross

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Behavioral Health Commission; membership. Adds two nonlegislative citizen members who have received or are receiving services from the Commonwealth's behavioral health system, one nonlegislative citizen member who is a local law-enforcement officer s...
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2022-03-04
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB429Engross

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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
VAHB159Intro

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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
VAHB147Intro

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Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and lock-ups; individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Bo...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB343Intro

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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
VAHB403Intro

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Department of Veterans Services; Mental Health Care Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Mental Health Care Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB134Intro

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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

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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
VAHB163Intro

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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
VAHB1186Intro

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Department of Veterans Services; Mental Health Care Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Mental Health Care Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB807Intro

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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
VAHB318Intro

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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
VAHB805Intro

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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
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