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Gov. McAuliffe Signs VA Mental Health Reform Bill

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VIRGINIA - Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed a mental health reform bill.

The signing was announced on Governor McAuliffe's official Twitter page Monday. The law reportedly extends the length of time allotted for finding a psychiatric bed for those under an emergency custody order from six hours to twelve hours. In addition, after eight hours of searching, if no private beds can be found, a state hospital will reportedly be required to admit those under an emergency custody order.

According to reports, the reform comes after Senator Creigh Deeds' son attacked him then committed suicide, after a hospital was unable to find him a psychiatric bed within six hours.

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