Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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Title Foresnic Evaluation Oversight Manual
Document ID FOR 05
Summary The purpose of this manual is to outline the policies and procedures for the Forensic Evaluation Oversight System established by House Bill 582 of the 2015 General Assembly Session effective July 1, 2016. This modified the statutes for adult evaluations of Competency to Stand Trial (CST) and Sanity at the Time of the Offense, and also authorized the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to maintain a list of approved forensic evaluators who may complete these evaluations for the Virginia courts. This change in law only applied to adult evaluations and to evaluations of CST and Sanity.
Effective Date 8/24/2023
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Explanation or Citations Regarding adult competence to stand trial (§19.2-169.1) and sanity at the time of the offense evaluations (§19.2-169.5, §19.2-168.1. For questions, contact Angela Torres, Forensic Services Director,

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