VA SB315 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 5 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-23 - Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Hospitals; emergency departments; screening patients for depression. Requires every hospital licensed by the Department of Health that operates an emergency department to develop a protocol for (i) screening each patient who receives services in the emergency department for depression and (ii) providing information about depression, symptoms of depression, services that may be available for individuals experiencing depression, and providers of such services to each patient for whom a screening indicates reason to believe the patient may be experiencing depression. The bill directs the Department to develop such information.

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Hospitals; emergency departments, screening patients for depression.


Roll Calls

2020-01-23 - Senate - Senate: Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-01-23SenateStricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-17SenateAssigned Education sub: Health
2020-01-05SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-01-05SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103655D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
321127(n/a)See Bill Text

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