Civil Commitment and Judicial Medical Consent
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|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.