2008 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 815
Sponsored By:
Delegates Kullen, Benson, Costa, Hubbard, Kipke, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Rosenberg, Tarrant, V. Turner, and Weldon
Health Care Facilities - Individuals with Mental Disorders - Patient Rights


Establishing specified rights for individuals in specified facilities; establishing that specified individuals, guardians, and persons may file a civil complaint in a specified court; and requiring that specified complainants who are granted injunctive relief be awarded reasonable costs and attorney's fees.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Health -see also- Mental Health
Human Rights
Mental Health
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 10-701 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered