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VAHB2312PassMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
VAHB1989PassPublic health emergency; emergency medical services agencies; real-time access to information. Directs the Department of Health to develop and implement a system for sharing information regarding confirmed cases of communicable diseases of public hea...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0472)
VAHB1831PassHome care organizations; personal care services; supervision; regulations. Directs the Board of Health to include in regulations governing home care organizations a provision for supervision of home care attendants providing personal care services by...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)
VAHB1987PassTelemedicine. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to provide for payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patient...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0301)
VAHB2007PassPrescription drug price transparency. Directs the Department of Health to enter into a contract or an agreement with a nonprofit data services organization to collect, compile, and make available on its website information about prescription drug pri...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)
VAHB1995PassRare Disease Council and Rare Disease Council Fund; report. Creates the Rare Disease Council for the purpose of (i) advising the Governor and the General Assembly on the needs of individuals with rare diseases in the Commonwealth; (ii) identifying ch...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)
VAHB2061PassVirginia Immunization Information System; health care entities; required participation. Requires any health care provider in the Commonwealth that administers immunizations to participate in the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) and rep...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)
VAHB2169PassSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)
VAHB2162PassMedical care facilities; persons with disabilities; designated support persons. Requires every medical care facility, as defined in the bill, to allow a person with a disability who requires assistance as a result of such disability to be accompanied...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0220)
VAHB1976PassVirginia Health Workforce Development Authority; mission; membership. Adds to the mission of the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (i) developing strategies to increase diversity in the health workforce by examining demographic data on ...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)
VAHB1963PassCooperative local health budget; report. Provides that funding for local health departments shall consist of such state funds as may be allocated for the operation of the local health department together with local matching funds and estimated self-g...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0203)
VAHB2154PassHospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities; regulations; patient access to intelligent personal assistant. Directs the Board of Health to amend regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities to requir...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)
VAHB2300PassState Board of Health; hospitals; emergency treatment for substance use-related emergencies; services. Requires each hospital with an emergency department that is currently regulated by the State Board of Health (the Board) to establish a protocol fo...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)
VAHB2005Engross

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Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral and disposition of remains. Establishes an order of priority for persons who have the right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral ...
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2021-02-17
Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (5-Y 9-N 1-A)
VAHB1856Engross

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Electronic execution of estate planning documents; Uniform Electronic Wills Act. Permits trusts, advance medical directives, and refusals to make anatomical gifts to be signed and notarized, as appropriate, by electronic means. The bill also codifies...
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2021-02-10
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (12-Y 0-N)
VAHB1831Engross

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Home care organizations; personal care services; supervision; regulations. Directs the Board of Health to include in regulations governing home care organizations a provision for supervision of home care attendants providing personal care services by...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2061Engross

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Virginia Immunization Information System; health care entities; required participation. Requires any health care provider in the Commonwealth that administers immunizations to participate in the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) and rep...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2084Intro

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Department of Health; certain communication prohibited. Prohibits any person employed by or who has entered into a contract to provide services on behalf of the Department of Health or a local department of health from initiating communication regard...
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2021-02-05
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1856Engross

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Electronic execution of estate planning documents; Uniform Electronic Wills Act. Permits trusts, advance medical directives, and refusals to make anatomical gifts to be signed and notarized, as appropriate, by electronic means. The bill also codifies...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1922Intro

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Medical assistance; coverage for reproductive health services. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for medically necessary rep...
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2021-02-05
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1963Engross

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Cooperative local health budget; report. Provides that funding for local health departments shall consist of such state funds as may be allocated for the operation of the local health department together with local matching funds and estimated self-g...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2169Engross

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Solicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1989Engross

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Public health emergency; emergency medical services agencies; real-time access to information. Directs the Department of Health to develop and implement a system for sharing information regarding confirmed cases of communicable diseases of public hea...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1995Engross

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Rare Disease Council and Rare Disease Council Fund; report. Creates the Rare Disease Council for the purpose of (i) advising the Governor and the General Assembly on the needs of individuals with rare diseases in the Commonwealth; (ii) identifying ch...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1976Engross

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Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; mission; membership. Adds to the mission of the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (i) developing strategies to increase diversity in the health workforce by examining demographic data on ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB1987Engross

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Telemedicine. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to provide for payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patient...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2007Engross

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Prescription drug price transparency. Directs the Department of Health to enter into a contract or an agreement with a nonprofit data services organization to collect, compile, and make available on its website information about prescription drug pri...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2005Engross

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Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral and disposition of remains. Establishes an order of priority for persons who have the right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2112Intro

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Court of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2154Engross

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Hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities; regulations; patient access to intelligent personal assistant. Directs the Board of Health to amend regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities to requir...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2156Intro

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Nursing home staffing and care standards; study. Requires regulations establishing the staffing and care standards in nursing homes to require a minimum number of hours of direct care services to each resident per 24-hour period, which minimum increa...
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2021-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2162Engross

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Medical care facilities; persons with disabilities; designated support persons. Requires every medical care facility, as defined in the bill, to allow a person with a disability who requires assistance as a result of such disability to be accompanied...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2251Intro

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Emergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and Emergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; limitations; civil penalty. Provides that neither the Board of Health nor...
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2021-02-05
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB2312Engross

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Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2300Engross

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State Board of Health; hospitals; emergency treatment for substance use-related emergencies; services. Requires each hospital with an emergency department that is currently regulated by the State Board of Health (the Board) to establish a protocol fo...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
VAHB2107Intro

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Board 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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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB2336Intro

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Preventing public and private imposition of non-FDA-vaccines; creates new code subsection.
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (15-Y 6-N)
VAHB2242Intro

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COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N)
VAHB2268Intro

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Powers of State Health Commissioner in epidemic; vaccine; religious tenets or practices. Allows a parent or guardian to object to the vaccination or immunization of a child on the grounds that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with hi...
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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
VAHB2335Intro

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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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2021-01-28
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (15-Y 6-N)
VAHB2022Intro

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Department of Medical Assistance Services; agreements with managed care organizations; requirements for hospice and home care providers. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to include provisions in any agreement with a managed care ...
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2021-01-26
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB2066Intro

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Public health emergency; reports of suspected violations of orders and regulations; penalty; emergency. Provides that any system created by the Department of Health to receive information regarding an alleged violation of an order or regulation of th...
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2021-01-19
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB188Intro

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Health care services; payment estimates. Requires hospitals and practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine to provide a patient or the representative of a patient scheduled to receive a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be performed by...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1399Intro

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Solemn Covenant of the States to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases; compact. Establishes a compact to award prizes for curing diseases. The compact shall become effective upon enactment into law by two states.
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB503Intro

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Health insurance; coverage for prosthetic devices. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, health maintenance organizations, and the Commonwealth's Medicaid program to provide coverage for prosthe...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB530Intro

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Health care coverage; qualified health plans. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in collaboration with the State Corporation Commission, to contract with health carriers to offer qualified health plans on the health benefit excha...
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2020-12-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB367Intro

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Donated human breast milk; payment of medical assistance. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include a provision for the payment of medical assistance for pasteurized donated human breast milk acquired from a licensed human breast mi...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB876Intro

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Prescription drug price transparency. Requires every health carrier, pharmacy benefits manager, wholesale drug distributer, and drug manufacturer to report information about prescription drug prices and related information to the Department of Health...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1445Intro

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Reproductive health services. Requires health benefit plans to cover the costs of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures related to reproductive health. The health benefit plan requirements become effective when a pl...
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2020-12-04
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1120Intro

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Taxes on tobacco products; penalties. Provides that tobacco products, defined in the bill, would be subject to tax at rates of $1.80 per pack of cigarettes or 39 percent of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products. Current law imposes taxes...
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2020-12-04
To House Finance Committee
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