Alison Hymes is PsychRights Virginia Coordinator. E-mail Alison: email@example.com
During its 2005 session, the Virginia General Assembly recodified Title 37.1, which contains Virginia’s civil commitment provisions. This revision was the product of a legislatively-designated study group (the Virginia Code Commission), which was charged in 2003 with updating this title that was last revised in 1968. The revisions are found primarily in new Title 37.2 and take effect on October 1, 2005. Although there are some minor changes, the general approach to civil commitment in Virginia remains basically the same and can be found generally at Va. Code § 37.2-800 to -847 (2005), http://legis.state.va.us/Laws/CodeofVa.htm.
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