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Online registry lists available beds for mental patients

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A new registry should help mental health workers find beds for patients under emergency custody orders.

The online registry went live Monday. It lists available psychiatric beds at private hospitals, state facilities and crisis stabilization units.

Under state law, someone cannot be held longer than six hours under an emergency custody order. State Senator Creigh Deeds is working to change that after he was attacked by his son last year.

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