VA SB540 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on March 10 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-10 - Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 230 (effective 7/1/20)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Summary

Health professionals; unprofessional conduct; reporting. Requires the chief executive officer and the chief of staff of every hospital or other health care institution in the Commonwealth, the director of every licensed home health or hospice organization, the director of every accredited home health organization exempt from licensure, the administrator of every licensed assisted living facility, and the administrator of every provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in the Commonwealth to report to the Department of Health Professions any information of which he may become aware in his professional capacity that indicates a reasonable belief that a health care provider is in need of treatment or has been admitted as a patient for treatment of substance abuse or psychiatric illness that may render the health professional a danger to himself, the public or his patients, or that he determines, following review and any necessary investigation or consultation with the appropriate internal boards or committees authorized to impose disciplinary action on a health professional, indicates that there is a reasonable probability that such health professional may have engaged in unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct. Current law requires information to be reported if the information indicates, after reasonable investigation and consultation with the appropriate internal boards or committees authorized to impose disciplinary action on a health professional, a reasonable probability that such health professional may have engaged in unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct.

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Title

Health professionals; unprofessional conduct, reporting.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-21 - House - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-18 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-10 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 230 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-03-04 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
2020-03-04SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
2020-02-27HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-02-27SenateSigned by President
2020-02-26SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB540ER)
2020-02-26SenateEnrolled
2020-02-21HouseVOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
2020-02-21HousePassed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
2020-02-21HouseRead third time
2020-02-20HouseRead second time
2020-02-18HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
2020-02-13HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-02-13HouseRead first time
2020-02-13HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-04SenateRead third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-03SenatePrinted as engrossed 20105063D-E
2020-02-03SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended SB540E
2020-02-03SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-02-03SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-02-03SenateRead second time
2020-01-31SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-01-30SenateReported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-16SenateAssigned Education sub: Health Professions
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105063D

Same As/Similar To

HB471 (Same As) 2020-03-02 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5412400.6(n/a)See Bill Text
5412909(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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