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MENTAL HEALTH REFORM Bills seek to address psychiatric emergencies

Proposals extend time for holding someone, remove rule on facility availability

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Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 5:50 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

The legislative push has begun for changing Virginia’s laws on holding people involuntarily for evaluation and treatment in psychiatric emergencies.

Del. Joseph A. Yost, R-Montgomery, has introduced three bills to lengthen the deadlines of orders to hold people in emergency custody or temporary detention, as well as allowing a temporary detention order to be issued before a bed is secured in a psychiatric facility.

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