Adult Mental Health

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 96 - Head - Public guardian and conservator program; decennial review of staff-to-client ratios, report. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)04/08/22
notes: Directs the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (the Department) to decennially review the ideal range of staff-to-client ratios for local and regional public guardian and conservator programs in the Commonwealth and make recommendations as to whether the ratio should be revised to ensure that public guardians are able to meet their obligations to incapacitated persons. The bill requires the Department to report its findings and conclusions to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1 of each year in which such review is performed and directs the Department to complete the first decennial review and submit its report by December 1, 2022.
HB 191 - Hodges - Health Workforce Development; creates position of Special Advisor to the Governor. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR45503/12/22
notes: Creates the position of Special Advisor to the Governor for Health Workforce Development (the Special Advisor) in the Office of the Governor; directs the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority to collaborate with the Special Advisor, employers of health and health science professionals, and institutions that provide education and training for health and health science professionals to better align education and training initiatives with evolving workforce needs; directs the Authority to coordinate with and seek opportunities to expand existing workforce development initiatives in the Commonwealth and partner with an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to facilitate the sharing of information and resources and strengthen efforts to develop the health workforce in the Commonwealth; creates the Virginia Health Workforce Development Fund to support the work of the Authority and provide grants to regional health and health science workforce development initiatives; and directs the Authority to establish a process for the issuance of grants to regional health and health science workforce development initiatives.
HB 277 - Coyner - Recovery residences; disclosure to potential residents that residence is certified. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)04/27/22
notes: Requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents whether the recovery residence is a certified recovery residence and that no health care provider or behavioral health service provider who receives public funds or state agency shall refer a person with substance abuse disorder to a recovery residence unless the recovery residence has been certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Board). The bill also provides that credentialing agencies by which the Board may require accreditation or in which the Board may require membership shall administer credentialing and certification programs in accordance with standards of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences; requires the Board to adopt regulations requiring each certified recovery residence include one or more resident or nonresident staff persons who is employed by the provider for compensation and who is responsible for oversight or management of the recovery residence; and requires the Department to provide, for each certified recovery residence included on the list maintained on the Department%92s website the level of support provided by the certified recovery residence. The bill also provides that certified recovery residences shall constitute residential occupancy by a single family for zoning purposes, regardless of the number of persons residing in the certified recovery residence, and exempts certified recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
HB 404 - Delaney - Sexual assault nurse & forensic examiners; testimony by two-way video conferencing. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0253)04/08/22
notes: Creates procedures allowing a forensic medical examination report conducted by a sexual assault nurse examiner or sexual assault forensic examiner to be admitted into evidence without the testimony of such examiner and allowing for such examiner to testify by two-way video conferencing if certain filing and notice provisions are met and the defendant does not object.
HB 473 - Bulova - Virginia Retirement System; employer contributions. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0009)03/02/22
notes: Separates the employer contribution for Virginia Retirement System (VRS) employers participating in the Hybrid Retirement Plan into defined benefit and defined contribution components. The bill requires the Board of Trustees of the VRS to certify to each employer their defined benefit contribution rate and to provide to each employer their estimated defined contribution amounts.

Under current law, VRS is required to determine a single combined employer contribution rate that includes both the defined benefit and defined contribution provisions. Employer contributions are then applied first to the defined contribution component of the hybrid retirement program, with the remainder applied to the defined benefit component.

The substantive provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2024. However, the bill directs the VRS to make the preparations necessary for full implementation of the act beginning July 1, 2022.
HB 496 - Mullin - Abuse & neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0259)04/08/22
notes: Changes the term "incapacitated adult" to "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of abuse and neglect of such adults and defines "vulnerable adult" as any person 18 years of age or older who is impaired by reason of mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes to the extent the adult lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out reasonable decisions concerning his well-being or has one or more limitations that substantially impair the adult's ability to independently provide for his daily needs or safeguard his person, property, or legal interests. The bill adds the definition of "advanced age" as it is used in the definition of "vulnerable adult" to mean 65 years of age or older. The bill also changes the term "person with mental incapacity" to the same meaning of "vulnerable adult" for the purposes of the crime of financial exploitation. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
HB 497 - Mullin - Misuse of power of attorney; financial exploitation of incapacitated adults by an agent, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)04/11/22
notes: Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person granted authority to act for a principal under a power of attorney to knowingly or intentionally engage in financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult. The bill also provides that the power of attorney terminates upon such conviction. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
HB 537 - Batten - Telemedicine; out-of-state providers, behavioral health services provided by practitioner. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)04/08/22
notes: 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 another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory or possession and in good standing with such regulatory agency to engage in the practice of that profession in the Commonwealth with a patient located in the Commonwealth when (i) such practice is for the purpose of providing continuity of care through the use of telemedicine services and (ii) the practitioner has previously established a practitioner-patient relationship with the patient. The bill provides that a practitioner who provides behavioral health services to a patient located in the Commonwealth through use of telemedicine services may provide such services for a period of no more than one year from the date on which the practitioner began providing such services to such patient.
HB 557 - O'Quinn - Southwestern Va. Mental Health Inst.; Gov. to convey property to Smyth County. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)04/11/22
notes: Authorizes the Governor to convey a portion of property previously used by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute to Smyth County. The conveyance shall be made without consideration and in as-is condition.
HB 623 - Hudson - Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem, report contents. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)04/08/22
notes: Adds to the duty of a guardian ad litem appointed to represent the interests of a respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship case the requirement to recommend that counsel be appointed to represent such respondent upon the respondent's request. Under current law, the guardian ad litem is required to recommend counsel be appointed only when he believes appointment is necessary. The bill further directs the guardian ad litem to include in his report to the court an explanation by the guardian ad litem as to any (i) decision not to recommend the appointment of counsel for the respondent, (ii) determination that a less restrictive alternative to guardianship or conservatorship is not available, and (iii) determination that appointment of a limited guardian or conservator is not appropriate.
HB 634 - Roem - Guardianship visitation requirements; DARS shall convene a work group to review and evaluate. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)04/08/22
notes: Requires a guardian to visit an incapacitated person at least once every 90 days and make certain observations and assessments during each visit. The bill provides that a guardian may utilize a person who is directly employed and supervised by the guardian, or contract the services of a care manager who is a trained professional who specializes in the field of life-care management, geriatrics, older adults and aging or adults with disabilities and who provides written reports to the guardian regarding any such visits to satisfy the duties imposed upon such a guardian.
HB 659 - Hope - Investigation of death; studying cases when person dies while receiving services from licensed prog. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)04/11/22
notes: Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to establish a work group, which shall include representatives of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the disAbilty Law Center of Virginia, providers of behavioral health services licensed by the Department, and other appropriate stakeholders, to study and make recommendations regarding the cases in which the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shall conduct an investigation of the death, including an autopsy, of a person who dies while receiving services from a program licensed by the Department. The bill requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2022.
HB 663 - Hope - Mandatory outpatient treatment; reorganizes and clarifies provisions governing. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)04/27/22
notes: 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 mandatory outpatient treatment and instead requires entry of separate orders for involuntary inpatient and mandatory outpatient treatment in all cases.
HB 678 - Hope - Person under a disability; parties unknown. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)04/11/22
notes: Includes in the definition of "person under a disability" persons made defendants by the general description of "parties unknown" in suits involving real property. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference.
HB 684 - Hope - Involuntary temporary detention; disclosure of health records. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)04/11/22
notes: Requires a local community services board to disclose medical records and ancillary information obtained during an evaluation to determine whether a person meets the criteria for involuntary temporary detention to a health care provider providing services to such person in a hospital emergency department.
HB 738 - Bell - Competency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0075)04/01/22
notes: Provides that whenever a court orders an evaluation of a defendant's competency to stand trial, the clerk of the court shall provide a copy of the order to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
HB 1060 - Cordoza - Critically missing adult; expands definition, receipt of reports. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0394)04/11/22
notes: Expands the definition of "critically missing adult" to include any missing adult 18 years of age or older who has a developmental disability, intellectual disability, or mental illness for the purpose of receipt of critically missing adult reports by a police or sheriff's department and the Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program administered by the Department of State Police.
HB 1191 - Ransone - Marcus alert system; participation in the system is optional for localities, etc. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)04/11/22
notes: Provides that participation in the Marcus alert system is optional for localities and that no locality, community services board, or behavioral health authority is required to participate in the Marcus alert system. The bill also revises reporting requirements related to the Marcus alert system and comprehensive crisis system to include a requirement that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services include in its annual report a statement of the barriers to establishment of local Marcus alert programs and community care or mobile crisis teams in areas of the Commonwealth that have opted to not establish such programs and teams and a plan for addressing such barriers to increase the number of such programs and teams in the Commonwealth.
HB 1193 - Hope - Medical Assistance Services, Department of; coordinated specialty care, work group established. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)04/11/22
notes: Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a work group, in coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to evaluate and make recommendations to improve approaches to early psychosis and mood disorder detection approaches, make program funding recommendations, recommend a core set of standardized clinical and outcome measures, and evaluate coordinated specialty care programs in the Commonwealth. The work group is required by the bill to submit a five-year strategic plan annually to the General Assembly beginning November 1, 2022.
HB 1203 - Tata - Suicide Prevention Coordinator; position created in the Department Veterans Services, report. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0322)04/11/22
notes: Establishes the position of Mental Health Care Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective mental health care services for military service members and veterans and their families. The bill directs the Coordinator to report by December 1 of each year through the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Governor, and the General Assembly on the work of the Coordinator and any legislative recommendations.
HB 1212 - Glass - Guardianship and conservatorship; notice of hearing, cross-petitions. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)04/08/22
notes: Requires the notice of hearing on a guardianship or conservatorship petition to include notice that any adult individual required to receive a copy of such notice may file a motion to intervene in the action to become a party and request to be appointed as guardian or conservator or offer an alternative to the guardian or conservator selected.
HJ 151 - Taylor - Behavior Analysis Week; designating as week of March 20, 2022. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ151ER)03/01/22
notes: Designates the week of March 20, in 2022 and in each succeeding year, as Behavior Analysis Week in Virginia.
SB 49 - Favola - Critically missing adult; expands definition, receipt of reports. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)04/11/22
notes: Removes from the definition of critically missing adult, under the Virginia Critically Missing Adult Alert Program, the requirement that the adult is believed to have been abducted.
SB 100 - Hanger - Licensed programs, DBHDS; cardiopulmonary resuscitation for program participants. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)04/27/22
notes: Allows programs licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to direct program employees certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to comply with a program participant's valid written order not to resuscitate in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest if the valid written order is issued by the program participant's attending physician and is included in the program participant's individualized service plan.
SB 119 - Hanger - Involuntary temporary detention; disclosure of health records. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)04/11/22
notes: Requires a local community services board to disclose medical records and ancillary information obtained during an evaluation to determine whether a person meets the criteria for involuntary temporary detention to a health care provider providing services to such person in a hospital emergency department.
SB 198 - Mason - Disposition when defendant found incompetent; involuntary admission of the defendant. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)04/11/22
notes: Provides that when a defendant is found incompetent, the court may, after a preadmission screening report has been completed and the court has made a finding by clear and convincing evidence that a crime has occurred, without objection by counsel for the defendant as to the defendant's competency to stand trial and upon motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth or its own motion, permit the community services board or behavioral health authority to petition for involuntary admission of the defendant and enter an order of nolle prosequi or dismissal for the criminal charge. Under current law, the court is required to order that the defendant receive treatment to restore his competency. The bill also clarifies the process following the completion of the competency evaluation of a defendant.
SB 202 - Newman - Alternative custody arrangements; options to increase use for certain individuals. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0103)04/06/22
notes: Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, together with the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, to study options to increase the use of alternative custody arrangements for individuals who are subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order and to report his findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance and Appropriations by October 1, 2022.
SB 268 - Favola - Emergency custody and temporary detention; transportation, transfer of custody, alternative custody. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)04/11/22
notes: Provides that, in cases in which transportation of a person subject to an emergency custody order is ordered to be provided by an alternative transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as an evaluation is conducted and custody is transferred pursuant to a temporary detention order or the person is released upon determination the person does not meet the criteria for temporary detention or custody of the person is transferred to the community services board or its designee that is responsible for conducting the evaluation. The bill also provides that in cases in which transportation of a person subject to a temporary detention order is ordered to be provided by an alternative transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and that the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as custody of the person is transferred to the temporary detention facility. The bill also adds employees of and persons providing services pursuant to a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the list of individuals who may serve as alternative transportation provid
SB 295 - Deeds - Behavioral health dockets; responsibilities of local pretrial services officers. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0327)04/11/22
notes: Provides that a local pretrial services officer may facilitate the placement of a defendant in a behavioral health docket as a treatment service.
SB 350 - Surovell - Health records; patient's right to disclosure. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)04/11/22
notes: Requires a health care entity to include in its disclosure of an individual's health records any changes made to the health records and an audit trail for such records if the individual requests that such information be included in the health records disclosure.
SB 361 - Stuart - Marcus alert system; participation in the system is optional for localities, etc. (H) Committee on Public Safety

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)04/11/22
notes: Provides that participation in the Marcus alert system shall be optional for localities and that no locality, community services board, or behavioral health authority shall be required to participate in the Marcus alert system.
SB 408 - Dunnavant - Sentencing documents; transmission to the DHP and DBHDS. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)04/11/22
notes: Provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth or his designee shall request the clerk of the court to transmit certified copies of sentencing documents to the Director of the Department of Health Professions or to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services when a practitioner or person who is licensed by a health regulatory board or the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has been convicted of a felony, crime involving moral turpitude, or crime that occurred during the course of practice for which such practitioner or person is licensed. The bill also provides that no clerk shall charge for copying or making for or furnishing to the Department of Health Professions or Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services a certified copy of a criminal judgment order or criminal sentencing order.
SB 409 - Morrissey - Criminal records; effect of criminal convictions on licensure, data to be included in report. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)04/11/22
notes: Provides for consideration of certain factors to be made by any regulatory board prior to denying an application for licensure, certification, or registration where such denial was made in whole or in part upon the existence of the applicant's criminal record. Beginning July 1, 2025, the Board of Bar Examiners, the Department of Health Professions, and the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is required to include certain data related to the criminal history of applicants to each agency's boards in its biennial report. The bill contains technical amendments.
SB 426 - Dunnavant - Medical assistance services; state plan, remote patient monitoring. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0269)04/08/22
notes: Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for the payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine (i) for patients who have experienced an acute health condition and for whom the use of remote patient monitoring may prevent readmission to a hospital or emergency department, (ii) for patient-initiated asynchronous consultations, and (iii) for provider-to-provider consultations.
SB 479 - McClellan - Health services; obsolete provisions. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)04/08/22
notes: 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 Plan). Since the Plan was initially required in 1998, other reporting requirements have been enacted that have rendered the Plan obsolete. The bill also removes obsolete provisions of the Uniform Act on Adoption and Medical Assistance. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
SB 593 - Newman - Emergency custody or temporary detention order; custody and transportation of persons, etc. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)04/27/22
notes: Provides that auxiliary police officers may execute emergency custody orders and provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order; adds an employee or designee of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to the list of persons who may provide alternative transportation of a person who is subject to an emergency custody or temporary detention order, and 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 transportation provider, the primary law-enforcement agency that executes the order may transfer custody of the person to the alternative transportation provider immediately upon execution of the order, and that the alternative transportation provider shall maintain custody of the person from the time custody is transferred to the alternative transportation provider by the primary law-enforcement agency until such time as custody of the person is transferred to the community services board or its designee that is responsible for conducting the evaluation or the temporary detention facility, as is appropriate. The bill also directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish compulsory minimum training standards for auxiliary police officers who are called into service solely for the purpose of executing emergency custody orders and providing transportation for such person subject to an emergency custody order or to provide transportation for a person in the temporary detention process.
SB 622 - Favola - Recovery residences; disclosure to potential residents that residence is certified. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)04/27/22
notes: Requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents whether the recovery residence is a certified recovery residence and that no health care provider or behavioral health service provider who receives public funds or state agency shall refer a person with substance abuse disorder to a recovery residence unless the recovery residence has been certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Board). The bill also provides that credentialing agencies by which the Board may require accreditation or in which the Board may require membership shall administer credentialing and certification programs in accordance with standards of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences; requires the Board to adopt regulations requiring each certified recovery residence include one or more resident or nonresident staff persons who is employed by the provider for compensation and who is responsible for oversight or management of the recovery residence; and requires the Department to provide, for each certified recovery residence included on the list maintained on the Department%92s website the level of support provided by the certified recovery residence. The bill also provides that certified recovery residences shall constitute residential occupancy by a single family for zoning purposes, regardless of the number of persons residing in the certified recovery residence, and exempts certified recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
SB 641 - Morrissey - Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board; established. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) Left in Appropriations03/08/22
notes: Establishes the Early Psychosis Intervention and Coordinated Specialty Care Program Advisory Board for the purpose of assisting the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in expanding the provision of high-quality, evidence-based early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention services.
SB 648 - McPike - Real property tax; exemption for the elderly and handicapped. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)04/11/22
notes: Provides that any locality may by ordinance accept documentation establishing eligibility for the real property tax exemption for the elderly and handicapped on a rolling basis throughout the year. Current law states that localities shall accept such documentation after January 1 but before April 1 or a later date fixed by ordinance.
SB 691 - Mason - Competency to stand trial; order for evaluation or treatment. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)04/01/22
notes: Requires the clerk of the court to provide a copy of an order for evaluation or treatment for competency determinations and sanity to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in addition to other pertinent parties.