Virginia Hails Governor's New mental Health Plan
by Deirdre Blake
posted Apr 29 2014 11:02AM
Virginia officials are celebrating the Governor's signing of a mental health reform plan.
The new law will extend the length of time allotted for finding a psychiatric bed for those under an emergency custody order from six hours 12 hours. If unsuccessful after eight hours, a state hospital will be required to admit the person under the emergency custody order.