Bills Pending Virginia House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

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VAHB1307Intro

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Kratom; prohibited acts; civil penalty. Provides that no person that sells, prepares, manufactures, distributes, or maintains kratom products, as defined in the bill, or advertises, represents, or holds itself out as selling, preparing, manufacturing...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB943Intro

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Health insurance; retail community pharmacies. Requires a carrier to administer its health benefit plans in a manner consistent with certain requirements and to include such requirements in its provider contracts addressing the provision of pharmacy ...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB534Intro

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State plan for medical assistance services; eligibility; State plan for medical assistance services; eligibility; social security disability income. Directs the State Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1086Intro

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Death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order of adoption. Provides that in cases in which married persons, or persons who were previously married and who are permitted to adopt a child, have jointly petitioned to adopt a child and one of t...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB478Intro

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Secretary of Health and Human Resources; wholesale prescription drug importation program. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources (the Secretary) to establish a wholesale prescription drug importation program that complies with the requir...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB538Intro

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Perinatal health care providers; implicit bias training. Requires the Board of Health to amend its regulations to require that each hospital develop and implement policies requiring all perinatal health care providers to complete an in-person and int...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB651Intro

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Department of Medical Assistance Services; report on utilization of community intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to report annually by December 1 of each ...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB327Intro

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Department of Social Services; child protective services data; report. Directs the Department of Social Services to identify and report the following data to the Governor and General Assembly by October 1, 2022: (i) the number of reports of child abu...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB392Intro

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Requires the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to take certain actions upon the finding that an individual died from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). The bill directs the Office of the Chief Medical...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB330Intro

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Minimum staffing standards for nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; administrative sanctions; Long-Term Care Services Fund. Requires nursing homes to meet a baseline staffing level based on resident acuity in alignment with the Centers for...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB921Intro

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Prescribing controlled substances; practitioner-patient relationship; telemedicine. Provides that a prescriber may establish a practitioner-patient relationship for the purpose of prescribing Schedule II through V controlled substances via synchronou...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB98Intro

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Adult 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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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB712Intro

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Board of Pharmacy; safe sharps disposal. Directs the Board of Pharmacy to amend its regulations to require all pharmacies to provide and maintain a safe sharps disposal container on the premises of the pharmacy for public use.
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB930Intro

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Human research; research involving minors; requirements. Establishes additional requirements for human research involving a minor as a human subject, defined in the bill, including requirements related to review of proposed and continuing research by...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB429Engross

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Department 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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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB646Intro

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Nursing home standards of care and staff requirements; regulations. Requires the State Board of Health to establish staffing and care standards in nursing homes to require a minimum of direct care services to each resident per 24-hour period as follo...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB560Intro

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Health insurance; retail community pharmacies. Requires a carrier to administer its health benefit plans in a manner consistent with certain requirements and to include such requirements in its provider contracts addressing the provision of pharmacy ...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1105Intro

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Board of Medicine; implicit bias and cultural competency. Requires all practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine to complete two hours of continuing education in each biennium on topics related to implicit bias and cultural competency.
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB448Engross

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Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault; hospital policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; work group; report. Directs the Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault (the Task Forc...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB981Intro

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Certain health professions; licensure by endorsement. Requires the Boards of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing to grant an application by endorsement to any applicant who is licensed, certified, or registered in another state, the District of Columbia...
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2022-11-22
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB574Engross

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Child care; background checks. Allows applicants for employment and applicants to serve as volunteers to work in certain child day centers, family day homes, and family day systems pending the results of a full background check, provided that (i) the...
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2022-03-10
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB86Engross

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Department of Health; sanitary requirements for certain facilities. Directs the Department of Health to amend its regulations to exempt outdoor motorsport facilities that are located on over 1,100 acres of rural property bordering the Dan River and h...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB542Engross

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Board of Pharmacy; written certification for the use of cannabis products. Requires the Board of Pharmacy to provide a form for practitioners to issue as written certification for the use of cannabis products. Current law requires the Office of the E...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB425Engross

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Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State Board of Social Services t...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB772Engross

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Board of Pharmacy; cannabis registration. Eliminates the Board of Pharmacy patient registration requirement for medical cannabis. The bill maintains the requirement that patients obtain a written certification from a health care provider to obtain me...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB448Engross

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Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault; hospital policies and procedures related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; work group; report. Directs the Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault (the Task Forc...
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2022-03-01
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB429Engross

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Department 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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2022-02-24
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1158Intro

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; sanctions. Lowers from the full amount of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant to a maximum of six percent of the TANF grant the amount a local d...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1294Intro

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Personal care services; requirements for managed care organizations. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services (the Department) to include in every contract between the Department and a managed care organization a provision that (i) auth...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB22Intro

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Fundamental right to be free from medical mandates. Declares that, except as otherwise provided by law, each adult has a fundamental right to be free from medical mandates of the Commonwealth or any locality, private employer, health care entity or p...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB343Intro

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Barrier crimes; removing offenses involving possession, use, manufacturing, etc., of controlled substances. Removes nonviolent offenses involving the possession, use, manufacturing, distributing, selling, etc., of controlled substances from the list ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB353Intro

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Unaccompanied homeless youth; consent to medical care. Provides that except for the purposes of sterilization or abortion, a minor who is 14 years of age or older and who is an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB807Intro

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Criminal history background checks. Moves to separate sections of the Code of Virginia provisions governing background checks for individuals providing substance abuse and mental health services for adults. Currently, provisions governing background ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB770Intro

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Freestanding emergency departments. Requires the Board of Health to promulgate regulations related to freestanding emergency departments, defined in the bill as facilities located in the Commonwealth that (i) provide emergency services, (ii) are owne...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1221Intro

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Hospitals; charity care policies; meaningful access; individuals with low English proficiency. Requires every hospital that is subject to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to make available information about the hospital's charity ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB243Intro

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Practitioners of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and podiatric medicine; requirements. Increases the duration of postgraduate training required issuance of a license to practice medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatric medicine from 12 mo...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB92Intro

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Health care providers; definition. Amends the definition of "health care provider" to include home care organizations and hospice.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB232Intro

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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; recovery of fraudulent payments; report. Directs the Attorney General to report annually (i) the number of investigations conducted of providers of medical assistance services under the state plan for medical assistance a...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB962Intro

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Vaccines; adverse events; reporting. Requires the Department of Health (the Department) to establish a process for receiving reports of adverse events, defined in the bill as adverse reactions to the administration of a vaccine, including any side ef...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1079Intro

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Local department; human resources. Requires every local department to (i) establish a human resources staff position to receive complaints regarding human resources matters and assist employees of the local department with resolution of such complain...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB976Intro

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Prescriptions; unapproved use. Provides that a licensed health care provider with prescriptive authority may prescribe, administer, or dispense a drug that has been approved for a specific use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an unapprove...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1011Intro

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Commissioner of Health; study of the occurrence of PFOA, PFOS, PFBA, PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, and other PFAS in the Commonwealth's public drinking water; report. Directs the Commissioner of Health to convene a work group to study the occurrence of perfluo...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB915Intro

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Required immunizations; regulations. Provides that a parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis of each child in the Commonwealth shall cause such child to be vaccinated in accordance with the Regulations for the Immunization of School Chi...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB877Intro

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Public benefits; eligibility of certain aliens. Repeals provisions prohibiting persons other than United States citizens or persons who are legally present in the United States from receiving certain public benefits.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB937Intro

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Department of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to family planning services. Prioritizes the types of entities to which the Department of Health provides grants for family planning services.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB519Intro

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Hospitals; regulations; visitation; individuals infected with COVID-19. Directs the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals a provision prohibiting hospitals from restricting in any way the ability of a patient who has tested po...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB390Intro

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State plan for medical assistance services; violence interruption services. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to include a provision for the payment of medical assistance for viol...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB407Intro

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Open captioning at movie theaters. Requires all movie theaters, including outdoor theaters such as drive-in theaters, that have four or more screens and are open to the general public to provide open captioning at least twice per week on any film tha...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB27Intro

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COVID-19 vaccination status; mandatory COVID-19 vaccination prohibited; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Pr...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1038Intro

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Emergency rules, regulations, and orders; prohibition on mask mandates. Prohibits the Board of Health, Commissioner of Health, or Governor from issuing any rule, regulation, or order that requires (i) individuals to wear masks or other face coverings...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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