2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Improve Process for Temporary Detention Orders and Emergency Custody Orders (language only)

Item 311 #7s

Item 311 #7s

Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of

Page 280, after line 35, insert:
"V.  The Department, in collaboration with the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians and other stakeholders, shall develop and implement by September 30, 2006, a clear and consistent medical screening and assessment process for individuals who are the subject of an emergency custody or temporary detention order pursuant to §37.2-808 or §37.2-809 of the Code of Virginia that reflects current consensus best practice to be used by all Department facilities, private psychiatric hospitals, and emergency departments of hospitals."

(This language amendment requires the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services to work with key partners such as CSBs, hospitals, and emergency room physicians to develop a consensus around the best practice of medical screening and assessment to be used in the Commonwealth for emergency custody and temporary detention orders).