Civil Commitment and Judicial Medical Consent Resources

Civil Commitment and Judicial Medical Consent
All forms are in Adobe format unless otherwise specified

2017 Richmond Mental Health Special Justice Schedule

2018 Richmond Mental Health Special Justice Schedule

Richmond Hospitals:  Judge Cosby

Richmond Psychiatric Hospital & Crisis Intervention Telephone and Facsimile Numbers (2012)

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) Phone Directory

Chief Magistrates throughout the Commonwealth

Local Virginia Behavioral Health Departments (“Community Services Boards”)

FIPS Code Chart (Virginia FIPS Directory For TDO Case Number Origination (PDF)) and Second Source (HTML)

Virginia Statutes Applicable to Civil Commitment
Virginia Statutes Applicable to Judicial Authorization of Treatment
 MEDICAL EMERGENCY CUSTODY PETITION (to transport incapacitated patient from community by ambulance)

Only the magistrate may issue an order to transport the patient from the community to a hospital, see Virginia Code Section §  37.2-1103, here.  In Richmond, as of May 8, 2015, the Chief Magistrate is Gary Wooldridge.

The contact information for the office of the Chief is:

Hon. Gary Wooldridge
Chief Magistrate, Thirteenth Judicial District
200 West Grace Street, First Floor
Richmond, Virginia  23220
804/646-6691 or 804/646-6689


External Site Pre-admission Screening Report, Examination and Voluntary Admission Forms
External Site Court Forms

Effective July 1, 2009, the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court assumed responsibility for preparing and distributing the petitions, orders and such other legal forms required for custody, detention, and involuntary admission. Some of these forms are online, and some are only available from the clerks of courts.

Petition for Access to Dispositional Order
Petition to Restore Right to Purchase, Possess or Transport a Firearm
Attorney’s Statement to Patient (7/11) (For City of Richmond)

Respondent’s Request for Voluntary Treatment

IE Evaluation Statement (2015-2016)

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Web Site
 Explanation of TDO Process and Rights (for Attorney Transmission to Detainee) (DC Form 894-A, per Va. Code Sec. 37.2-809)