According to the Richmond Times Dispatch:  “The Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response voted Tuesday to recommend a 12-hour time limit for the orders, which now expire after six hours, and require state mental hospitals to take the patients if no bed can be found in community psychiatric facilities.

The 37-member task force also endorsed a 72-hour limit on temporary detention orders — now capped at 48 hours — to hold someone involuntarily for additional evaluation in a psychiatric crisis.” (1/29/14)

Click here to read the Task Force update article at the Richmond Times Dispatch.

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