Bills Pending Virginia House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

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VAHB5144IntroBoard of Health; public health emergency; virtual visitation. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices to require such entities to adopt protocols to ensure that ...
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2020-08-28
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5140IntroLong-term care facilities; public health emergency; patient visitation; end of life. Provides that during a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat, every hospital, nursing home, nursing facility, ho...
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2020-08-26
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5121IntroState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to allow each patient to receive visits, either virtually or in person, at l...
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2020-08-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5122IntroDepartment of Health; work group; plan for equitable distribution of vaccines and other medications; report; emergency. Directs the Department of Health to convene a work group, which may be a work group previously convened for a related purpose, to ...
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2020-08-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5057IntroCertain health care providers; licensure or certification by endorsement. Requires the Board of Health to issue a certification by endorsement to any applicant for certification as an emergency medical services provider who holds a valid, unrestricte...
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2020-08-18
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5075IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and Emergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; limitations. Provides that neither the Board of Health nor the Commission...
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2020-08-18
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB5042IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2020-08-17
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB501EngrossAdoption and foster care; persons authorized to conduct home studies. Allows home studies for purposes of adoption or foster care placements to be conducted by any person who has completed the home study training program established by regulations of...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB1081EngrossCOPN; demonstration of public need and compliance with State Medical Facilities Plan. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, an application for a certificate of public need for the introduction of a specialty-level n...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB841EngrossGeorge Mason University; establishment of a school of medicine. States that it is the sense of the General Assembly that George Mason University shall be encouraged to take steps to investigate and pursue the potential of establishing a school of med...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB930EngrossEstablish a work group to evaluate the feasibility of establishing and maintaining a Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to evaluate the feasibility of (i) establish...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB569EngrossDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a menta...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB352EngrossGuardianship and conservatorship; supported decision-making alternative. Requires a guardian ad litem in a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian or conservator to include in his report to the court information as to whether a supported decisio...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB993EngrossState Health Commissioner; local health director; additional degrees. Allows the State Health Commissioner and local health directors to either be physicians, as required under existing law, or possess a Doctor of Public Health degree, a Master of Pu...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB1049EngrossInvoluntary commitment; notice and participation. Clarifies the role of individuals identified and requested by a person in the involuntary commitment process to assist him in the process. The bill sets out such authorized individuals' right to recei...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB983EngrossCertificate of public need; definition of "medical care facility." Adds to the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required any facility located in Planning District 20 that has common ownership with an affiliate...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB317EngrossInpatient psychiatric services; in-home follow-up nursing services upon discharge. Directs the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to promulgate regulations that require each provider of inpatient psychiatric services to devel...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1230IntroCertificate of public need; determination of need. Provides that, for the purpose of determining public need for a proposed project in cases in which a provider or affiliated group of providers holds a market share of 55 percent or more for a type of...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB589IntroCommunity services boards; funding formula; population and need. Adds the total population of the area served by each community services board and the level of need for services provided by a community services board among the population of the area ...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1387IntroCertificate of public need; definition of "medical care facility." Adds to the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required any facility that has common ownership with an affiliated licensed hospital located with...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB910IntroPractice of pharmacy; compounding; regulation by Board of Practice of pharmacy; compounding; regulation by Board of Pharmacy. Provides that the compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an executio...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1477IntroApplication for public assistance; eligibility; review of records. Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to the applicant's incarceration...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB918IntroEmergency custody and temporary detention orders; execution. Clarifies the meaning of the term "execute" for purposes of emergency custody and temporary detention orders, clarifies the scope of the medical evaluation of treatment that may be required...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1097IntroHealth care services; estimate of cost. Requires every hospital and every practitioner licensed by the Board of Medicine to, upon request and within three days of the receipt of such request, provide an estimate of the cost any procedure, test, or se...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB823IntroHealth Insurance Premium Payment program; enrollment of eligible individuals. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to enroll in the Health Insurance Premium Payment program every person who is eligible for medical assistance service...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1404IntroCanadian Prescription Drug Importation Program established. Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program established. Establishes the Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program, pending federal approval and certification from the Secretary of t...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1172IntroElectronic health records; digital format. Requires electronic health record systems to transfer data in a common file format that is suitable for electronic access and use by the receiving entity and provides that if an individual requests his healt...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1363IntroLicensure exemption for student practice of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology; temporary postgraduate license; regulations. Provides for (i) the issuance of a temporary postgraduate license to practice veterinary medicine to individuals p...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB580IntroChild abuse and neglect; gender identity or sexual orientation. Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parents, or other person responsible for his care, create or inflict, threaten to create or inflict, or a...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1051IntroChild-placing agencies; conscience clause; discrimination. Repeals provisions that allowed child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed place...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB855IntroGroup home; definition. Defines "group home" for the purposes of licensure of private providers by the Departments of Social Services and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and provides that "group home" does not include any facility licens...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB626IntroPrescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures. Requires prescribers to discuss with a patient or the patient's parent or guardian prior to prescribing an opioid information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and ...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1478IntroFrozen embryos; required disclosures. Requires any health care facility that creates and stores frozen embryos to provide an annual report to the Board of Medicine detailing the following: the total number of embryos created during the reporting year...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1075IntroHome care organizations; public disclosure of complaints. Requires the Department of Health to make available on its website information regarding all complaints received regarding home care organizations or employees thereof, including whether an in...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB829IntroGroup homes; license application; notice. Requires persons applying for licensure as a group home with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide notice to the local governing body, the general public, and residential o...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB303IntroClinical psychologists; telepsychology; out of state. Allows clinical psychologists to provide services by telepsychology to established patients who are out of state at the time services are provided. The bill establishes the criteria that must be m...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1606IntroHospitals; notice and consent; out-of-network providers. Requires every hospital to notify patients when any service associated with a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be provided by the hospital will be provided by an out-of-network provi...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB966IntroHealth regulatory boards; conversion therapy. Directs state agencies to promulgate regulations prohibiting conversion therapy.
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1456IntroMedical assistance services; managed care organization contracts with pharmacy providers; recoupment of direct and indirect remuneration fees. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to require a managed care organization with which th...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1286IntroGroup homes and children's residential facilities; limit on number of license applications. Prohibits applicants for licensure as a group home or children's residential facility from reapplying for a license for a period of two years after such appli...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB324IntroOffice of the Independent Living Community Ombudsman. Establishes, in the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Office of the Independent Living Community Ombudsman, to promote and protect the interests of residents of independent liv...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1405IntroPrice transparency for prescription drugs for the treatment Price transparency for prescription drugs for the treatment of diabetes; civil penalty. Requires a manufacturer of a prescription drug indicated for use in the treatment of diabetes to repor...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB546IntroPrescribing of Schedule VI controlled substances; telemedicine; store-and-forward technologies. Provides that electronic technology or media used for telemedicine services includes store-and-forward technologies and that, used in the context of presc...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1432EngrossCertain early childhood care and education programs; parents of enrolled children; car seats for field trips. Requires the Department of Social Services to adopt regulations to require the parent of any child who attends any certified preschool, chil...
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2020-02-10
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1559IntroPrescription drug price transparency; penalties. Prescription drug price transparency; penalties. Requires pharmaceutical drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefits managers, and health carriers to submit reports containing certain information concerning ...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1026IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; criteria. Eliminates the requirement that a person have a history of lack of compliance with treatment for mental illness that has, at least twice within the previous 36 months, resulted in the person being subject to ...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB702IntroMandatory outpatient treatment; petition for review; efforts of the community services board. Clarifies that a community services board must make efforts to assist a person with complying with the provisions of a mandatory outpatient treatment order ...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1321IntroGuardianship; supported decision making. Creates the Supported Decision-Making Act, which allows an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability to enter into an agreement with another person, called a "supporter," for the purposes of havin...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB691IntroPrescription Drug Affordability Board and Office of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board; established. Establishes the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to study, review, and regulate the cost of prescription drugs in the Commonwealth, in co...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1658IntroAdult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of founded complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department of Social Services. The bill establishes (i) investigation requirements for loc...
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2020-02-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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