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Online Psychiatric Bed Registry Now Operating

Online Psychiatric Bed Registry Now Operating

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An online psychiatric bed registry has gone live. Virginia mental health workers say it provides a new tool to find a bed for somebody being held for treatment under an emergency custody order. The need for a registry was highlighted after Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked by his son who later took his own life. Gus Deeds had been detained under an emergency custody order the night before, but the Rockbridge County Community Services Board released him because they could not find a bed before the custody order expired. Several other hospitals said later that they had beds available but were never contacted. Under current state law, nobody can be held longer than six hours under an emergency custody order. General Assembly lawmakers are considering several bills that would extend the time limit.

 

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