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HEALTH

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Abortion; contraception is not subject to or governed by abortion laws. Adding  18.2-72.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1104 (F))
Abortion; information on adoption services to be provided prior thereto. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Reese, HB 1833 (Chapter 784))
Abortion; parental consent. Amending  16.1-241. (Patron-Black, HB 1402 (Chapter 960); Stolle, SB 1124 (Chapter 962))
Abortion; procedure when parental consent not given for minors. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1177 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HB 1547 (F))
Abortion; requirement after second trimester. Amending  18.2-74. (Patron-Cole, HB 1580 (F))
Abortion; systematic reporting. Adding  32.1-162.23, 32.1-162.24 and 32.1-162.25. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2371 (F))
Abortion; use of conscience clause by physician, pharmacist or other medical or health care professional. Amending  18.2-75. (Patron-Byron, HB 1741 (F))
Abortion; where lawful during first trimester of pregnancy. Amending  18.2-72. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1549 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-123, 32.1-125, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-126, 32.1-127, 32.1-129, 32.1-130, 32.1-131, 32.1-133 and 32.1-135. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2367 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-123, 32.1-125 and 32.1-125.1; adding  32.1-125.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2369 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-123 through 32.1-125.1, 32.1-126, 32.1-127, 32.1-129, 32.1-130, 32.1-131, 32.1-133 and 32.1-135; adding  32.1-125.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2365 (F); Marshall, R.G., HB 2368 (F); Marshall, R.G., HB 2370 (F))
Abortion, partial birth; unlawful. Adding  18.2-71.1; repealing 18.2-74.2. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2513 (I) See HB1541)
Adoption; recognition of foreign decrees. Amending  32.1-261 and 63.2-1220. (Patron-Cline, HB 2233 (Chapter 985))
Adoption and marriage records; deletes statements indicating racial designations. Amending  32.1-262 and 32.1-267. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 2106 (Chapter 504))
Adoption awareness campaign; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to conduct. Adding  2.2-213.1. (Patron-Reese, HB 1844 (Chapter 491))
AIDS Services and Education Grants Program Advisory Committee; abolished. Amending  32.1-11.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 805 (Chapter 453))
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission; under auspices of Department for Aging, report. Adding  2.2-718, 2.2-719 and 2.2-720; repealing  2.2-710 and 37.1-62.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2519 (Chapter 766); Houck, SB 969 (Chapter 749))
Avian influenza; testing therefor. Adding  3.1-741.3, 3.1-741.4 and 3.1-741.5. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2641 (Chapter 544); Hanger, SB 1249 (Chapter 551))
Bedding and upholstered furniture; regulations. Amending 32.1-222, 32.1-224, 32.1-226 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Athey, HB 2810 (Chapter 1003))
Behavioral Health Care, Joint Commission on; responsibilities transferred to Joint Commission on Health Care. Amending 30-168; adding  30-168.1 through 30-168.5; repealing 30-169. (Patron-Martin, SB 1253 (Chapter 633))
Bioterrorism; establishment of unit within Department of Health. Adding  32.1-11.5. (Patron-Phillips, HB 882 (CD))
Birth certificates; issuance for foreign-born children. Amending 32.1-261. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 1297 (CD))
Birth certificates; requirements. Amending  32.1-257. (Patron-Darner, HB 2569 (F))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; regulations, study on revision of fees. Amending  2.2-3701, 2.2-3705, 38.2-5001, 38.2-5002, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5004.1, 38.2-5005, 38.2-5007, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5015 and 38.2-5016; adding  38.2-5002.1, 38.2-5002.2, 38.2-5009.1 and 38.2-5016.1. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2048 (Chapter 897))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; transfers jurisdiction to determine eligibility and make awards from Workers’ Compensation Commission to circuit courts. Amending 38.2-5000 through 38.2-5004.1, 38.2-5006, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5010, 38.2-5013, 38.2-5014, 38.2-5015, 38.2-5017, 38.2-5018, 38.2-5020 and 38.2-5021; repealing  38.2-5007, 38.2-5011, 38.2-5012 and 38.2-5016. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 714 (CD))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; requirements. Amending  32.1-127, 38.2-5002, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5005, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5016 and 38.2-5020. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2307 (I) See HB2048)
Blood-borne pathogen in workplace; development of needleless and engineered sharps injury protection systems. Amending 40.1-22, 40.1-49.3, 40.1-51 and 40.1-51.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 2790 (F))
Blood-borne pathogens; testing of school board employees. Amending  22.1-271.3 and 32.1-45.1. (Patron-Ruff, SB 659 (Chapter 1))
Breast cancer; physician to provide treatment options to patients. Amending  54.1-2971. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2494 (F))
Cancer registry; reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-71.02. (Patron-Byron, HB 1743 (Chapter 540); Potts, SB 1010 (Chapter 548))
Child support; medical expenses reimbursed by Medicaid shall not be included. Amending  20-108.1 and 20-108.2. (Patron-Byron, HB 1455 (F))
Childbirth; duty to report. Adding  18.2-510.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1421 (F))
Children with elevated blood-lead levels; protocol for identification. Amending  32.1-46.1. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1082 (Chapter 463))
Children with elevated blood-lead levels; screening and testing by nurses. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2477 (Chapter 519))
Children’s health insurance; enrollment period and eligibility for Medicaid. Amending  32.1-325 and 32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1089 (CD))
Children’s health insurance; simplification of Medicaid application process. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Brink, HB 1086 (CD))
Cigarette manufacturing tax; imposition to fund medical assistance services. Adding  58.1-1038 through 58.1-1043. (Patron-Plum, HB 2313 (F))
Computer physician order entry systems; study thereof as a means of reducing medication errors. (Patron-Brink, HJR 650 (F))
Constitutional amendment; establishment of Health Care Trust Fund (first reference). Adding Section 7-B in Article X. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 556 (F))
Contraceptives; urging hospitals, pharmacists, etc., to provide patients and public complete, accurate, and objective information. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 611 (F))
Correctional facilities, local; medical costs for prisoners. Amending  53.1-83.1. (Patron-Jones, J.C., HB 70 (CD))
Criminal cases; reimbursement of medical fees by defendant. Amending  19.2-165.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1424 (Chapter 28); Newman, SB 1209 (Chapter 772))
Criminal history records check; applicable to home care organizations and hospice programs. Amending  32.1-126.01 and 32.1-162.9:1. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 2402 (Chapter 517))
Critical care hospitals; reimbursement. Adding  32.1-330.4. (Patron-Morgan, HB 620 (CD))
D N A analysis; includes epidermal cells. Amending  19.2-310.2 and 19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1768 (F))
D N A analysis; procedures for taking saliva or tissue sample from arrested person. Amending  19.2-310.3:1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2588 (I) See HB2661)
D N A analysis; saliva or tissue sample required after arrest for violent felony. Amending  19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2587 (F))
Death; determination when individual dies at home. Amending 32.1-263. (Patron-Johnson, HB 1718 (Chapter 484))
Death certificates; to include notation of diabetes. Amending 32.1-263. (Patron-Christian, HB 2819 (F))
Defibrillators, automated external; eliminates requirement for registration. Amending  8.01-225; repealing  32.1-111.14:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1860 (Chapter 978))
Defibrillators, automated external; liability of use by nurses. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2815 (F))
Dentists; study relating to participation in Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan. (Patron-Van Yahres, HJR 636 (F))
Diabetics; uniform guidelines for care of students. Adding 22.1-274.4. (Patron-Rust, HB 2146 (F))
Disasters, man-made; health care providers immune from civil liability. Adding  8.01-225.01. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2184 (Chapter 507))
Drinking water; testing requirements prior to issuance of building permit. Amending  32.1-176.5. (Patron-Janis, HB 226 (CD))
Drugs; procedure for dispensing in a hospital. Amending 54.1-3410. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2206 (Chapter 511))
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program; Report on (HJR 166, 2002). (HD 11)
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; membership. Amending 32.1-111.10. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1756 (Chapter 1033); Devolites, HB 2300 (Chapter 852))
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; membership. Amending 9.1-202 and 32.1-111.10. (Patron-Cox, HB 1535 (Chapter 836))
Epinephrine; certain EMTs authorized to administer. Amending 8.01-225, 32.1-111.4 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Williams, SB 1224 (Chapter 1020))
Evidence; admissibility of medical reports by Chief Medical Examiner. Amending  19.2-188; adding  8.01-390.2. (Patron-Mims, SB 1002 (Chapter 459))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; assistance with employer-sponsored health insurance. Amending 32.1-351.1. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2297 (Chapter 513))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; eligibility for medically indigent children. Amending 32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 2594 (Chapter 521))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; payment of enrollment fee by participants. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1088 (CD))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; to include coverage for mental retardation. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1087 (CD); Ticer, SB 428 (CD))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; to include medically indigent children. Amending  32.1-325 and 32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 2597 (F))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plus; includes Medicaid coverage for children. Amending  32.1-325 and 32.1-351. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2287 (Chapter 66); Lambert, SB 1218 (Chapter 71))
Food Code of Food and Drug Administration; regulations concerning restaurants or food service. Amending  2.2-4002, 3.1-398 and 35.1-14. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 425 (CD))
Foreign medical school graduates; issuance of medical license. Amending  54.1-2936. (Patron-Howell, SB 1327 (Chapter 473))
Freedom of Information Act; excludes certain grant applications of Health Research Board. Amending  2.2-3705 and 2.2-3711. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2658 (Chapter 332))
Genetic characteristics; prohibits discrimination. Amending 2.2-3900, 2.2-3901, 2.2-3902, 15.2-853, 15.2-854 and 15.2-965. (Patron-Howell, SB 836 (F))
Genetic characteristics; prohibits discrimination. Amending 2.2-3900, 2.2-3901, 2.2-3902, 2.2-4200, 2.2-4201 and 15.2-965. (Patron-Welch, HB 1812 (F))
Genetic testing; prohibited as condition of employment. Amending 2.2-4200 and 2.2-4201; adding  40.1-28.7:01. (Patron-Welch, HB 581 (CD))
Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; definition of personal information to include genetic information. Amending  2.2-3801. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1708 (F))
Health care; expressing sense of General Assembly to refrain from enacting laws and regulations without adequate analysis and careful consideration of impact on costs and uninsured. (Patron-Rerras, SJR 142 (CD))
Health care data reporting; requirements. Amending  32.1-276.8. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1264 (Chapter 472))
Health Care Foundation; commemorating its 10th anniversary. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 560 )
Health Care, Joint Commission on; 2002 Annual Report of ( 30-169 of Code of Virginia). (HD 27)
Health care services; removes medical efficacy. Amending 2.2-2505 and 32.1-19.1. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 758 (F))
Health Care Trust Fund; created. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 77 (CD))
Health Care Trust Fund; created, deposit of funds from tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 338 (CD); Brink, HB 1077 (CD))
Health Care Workforce in Underserved Areas; Report on (Chapters 175 and 200, 2000 Acts). (SD 3)
Health departments, local; funding. Amending  32.1-31. (Patron-Bryant, HB 180 (CD))
Health information; development of a secure system for sharing, and to examine feasibility of integrating into such system a notice procedure on lead-poisoning risks and prevention. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 67 (CD))
Health information; sharing of protected information between state agencies. Amending  32.1-127.1:04. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1083 (Chapter 464))
Health insurance; benefits for certain Medicare-eligible retired employees. Adding  2.2-1204.1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 784 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minor children. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2032 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for lymphedema. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 1737 (Chapter 243))
Health insurance; coverage for menorrhagia. Amending  38.2-3418.3. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1265 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for obesity. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1248 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for reconstructive breast surgery. Amending  38.2-3418.4. (Patron-May, HB 1886 (Chapter 250); Stolle, SB 1150 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Amending  38.2-3418.13. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1081 (Chapter 462))
Health insurance; preexisting conditions for pregnancy coverage. Amending  38.2-3432.3. (Patron-Colgan, SB 943 (Chapter 221))
Health insurance; reimbursement for services provided by dietitians in treatment of diabetes. Amending  38.2-3408, 38.2-3418.10 and 38.2-4221. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1698 (F))
Health Insurance Benefits and Providers, Financial Impact of Mandated; Annual Report on ( 38.2-3419.1 of Code of Virginia). (HD 8)
Health partnership authorities, local; extends sunset provisions. Amending  32.1-122.10:001, 32.1-122.10:002 and second enactment of Chapter 671, 2001 Acts. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1695 (Chapter 63); Puller, SB 1068 (Chapter 70))
Health Planning Board; abolished, Board of Health to perform health planning functions, eliminates regional health planning agencies. Amending  32.1-13.1, 32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.1:1, 32.1-102.3, 32.1-102.6, 32.1-102.12, 32.1-122.01, 32.1-122.03, 32.1-122.04, 32.1-122.05, 32.1-122.07, 32.1-122.08 and 65.2-1300; repealing  32.1-122.02 and 32.1-122.06. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 293 (CD))
Health practitioners; required to report telephone and facsimile numbers that may be used in a public health emergency. Amending  54.1-2506.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2182 (Chapter 602))
Health professionals; donation of services. Amending  63.2-2004. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1764 (Chapter 186))
Health professionals; investigation of reports of disciplinary actions. Amending  54.1-2906. (Patron-Byrne, SB 920 (Chapter 456))
Health professionals; licensing requirements of foreign nationals. Amending  54.1-116. (Patron-Cox, HB 2651 (Chapter 803))
Health professionals; posting of addresses on Internet. Adding 54.1-2400.02. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1820 (Chapter 310))
Health professionals; posting of home addresses on Internet. Adding  54.1-2400.02. (Patron-Petersen, HB 1675 (F))
Health professionals; publication of guidance documents. Adding 54.1-2505.1. (Patron-Welch, HB 2417 (F))
Health regulatory boards; disciplinary procedures and reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-27, 54.1-111, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2. 54.1-2400.3, 54.1-2401, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2506, 54.1-2906, 54.1-2908, 54.1-2909, 54.1-2911, 54.1-2915 and 54.1-3480; adding  32.1-125.01, 54.1-2408.2 and 54.1-2506.01; repealing  54.1-2921 and 54.1-3218. (Patron-Sears, HB 1441 (Chapter 762); Bolling, SB 1334 (Chapter 753))
Health regulatory boards; disciplinary procedures and reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-27, 54.1-111, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2, 54.1-2400.3, 54.1-2401, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2906, 54.1-2908, 54.1-2909, 54.1-2915 and 54.1-3480; adding 32.1-125.01 and 54.1-2408.2; repealing  54.1-2921 and 54.1-3218. (Patron-Deeds, SB 871 (I) See SB1334)
Health regulatory boards; issuance of advisory opinions. Amending  54.1-2400 and 54.1-2505. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 299 (CD))
Health services plans; provisions. Amending  38.2-3431. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2234 (Chapter 645))
Health Spa Act; changes in provisions. Amending  59.1-296, 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297, 59.1-298 and 59.1-305; adding 59.1-297.1 and 59.1-297.2. (Patron-Byrne, SB 1034 (Chapter 344))
Healthy Lives Prescription Fund; created to provide pharmaceutical assistance programs. Adding  2.2-214.1. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2207 (I) See HB2225)
Healthy Lives Prescription Fund; created to provide pharmaceutical assistance programs, report. Adding  2.2-214.1 and 32.1-23.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 2225 (Chapter 661); Potts, SB 1341 (Chapter 674))
Hearing aids for small children; study of costs and benefits of requiring insurers to cover. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1159 (F); Ticer, SJR 426 (F))
Home Care Services Advisory Committee; abolished. Repealing 32.1-162.14. (Patron-Ruff, SB 763 (Chapter 449))
Hospice and assisted living facilities; concurrent licensure. Amending  32.1-162.3 and 63.2-1806. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2772 (Chapter 526))
Hospital Association rate review board; abolishes immunity provisions. Repealing  8.01-581.14. (Patron-Landes, HB 1477 (Chapter 397))
Hospital boards; civil immunity. Amending  8.01-581.16 and 8.01-581.17. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 400 (CD))
Hospital care and need to prevent hospital-acquired infections among patients; recognizing need to ensure continued quality of. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 307 (F))
Hospital emergency rooms; persons providing on-call services immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1850 (F))
Hospital emergency rooms; study of treatment of nursing home residents therein. (Patron-Byrne, SJR 329 (F))
Hospital operating rooms; staffing requirements. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Landes, HB 270 (CD))
Hospitals; definition when referencing an abortion clinic. Amending  32.1-123. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1645 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 772 (F))
Hospitals; protection of complainants. Adding  32.1-125.4 and 32.1-125.5. (Patron-Welch, HB 1814 (Chapter 309))
Human Embryo Research Act; created. Adding  32.1-162.23, 32.1-162.24 and 32.1-162.25. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2366 (F))
Indigent health care; funding for academic medical centers. Amending  2.2-1504. (Patron-Morgan, HB 103 (CD))
Infanticide; penalty. Amending  32.1-249; adding  18.2-71.1; repealing  18.2-74.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1541 (Chapter 961); Newman, SB 1205 (Chapter 963))
Infanticide; penalty. Amending  32.1-249; adding  18.2-74.3; repealing  18.2-74.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1548 (F))
Infections contracted by patients; reports by hospitals. Adding 32.1-35.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1470 (F))
Injury due to negligence; liens for nursing home services. Amending  8.01-66.2, 8.01-66.5, 8.01-66.6, 8.01-66.8 and 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2741 (Chapter 525))
Insurance Plan for Seniors (VIPS); created. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-370. (Patron-Purkey, HB 904 (CD); Purkey, HB 1469 (F))
Juvenile criminal records; dissemination to verify samples in DNA data bank. Amending  19.2-389.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2432 (Chapter 432))
Juveniles; disclosure of medical records. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  16.1-248.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2155 (Chapter 983))
Juveniles; DNA samples of those convicted of a felony. Amending 16.1-299.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2431 (Chapter 607))
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Adding  46.2-749.84. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2452 (I) See HB1735)
License plates, special; issuance to medical doctors. Amending 46.2-746.9. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1439 (I) See HB1735)
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of Job’s Daughters, YMCA’s of Virginia, Police Benevolent Association, various occupations, celebrating Virginia’s coal mining heritage, Washington Capitals hockey team, Izaak Walton League, achievements of Civilian Conservation Corps, and issuance of local logotype and those bearing legend: LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, “IN GOD WE TRUST” and MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Amending  46.2-746.7, 46.2-746.8, 46.2-746.9 and 46.2-749.4; adding 46.2-749.5:1, 46.2-749.28:1, 46.2-749.73:1 and 46.2-749.84 through 46.2-749.88. (Patron-Rollison, HB 1735 (Chapter 925))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters. Adding  46.2-749.84. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1573 (I) See HB1735)
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of EMTs, paramedics and firefighters, military parachutists, 3rd Infantry Regiment (“Old Guard”), Special Forces Association, military veterans’ organizations, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, celebrating Virginia’s coal mining heritage, Air Force Association, Mariners’ Museum, Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters, certified hunter education instructors, Urban League of Hampton Roads, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and issuance of those bearing legend: HONORARY CONSUL, HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES and FRIENDS OF TIBET. Amending  46.2-736.2, 46.2-746.4 and 46.2-749.44; adding  46.2-736.01, 46.2-736.02, 46.2-746.2:2.1, 46.2-746.2:3, 46.2-746.2:4, 46.2-749.5:1, 46.2-749.16:1 and 46.2-749.84 through 46.2-749.90. (Patron-Williams, SB 1230 (Chapter 921))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Adding  46.2-749.84. (Patron-Mims, SB 1000 (I) See SB1230)
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Adding  46.2-749.84. (Patron-Moran, HB 2374 (F))
Long-term care; recognizing problems affecting provision of services to citizens. (Patron-Martin, SJR 325 )
Marrow Awareness Month, National; designating as month of November 2003, and each succeeding year thereafter. (Patron-Christian, HJR 649 ; Miller, Y.B., SJR 319 )
Maternal and Child Health Council; abolished. Amending  2.2-2101; repealing  2.2-2642 and 2.2-2643. (Patron-Martin, SB 802 (Chapter 451))
Medevac Authority; created. Amending  32.1-111.3 and 32.1-111.10; adding  32.1-111.17, 32.1-111.18 and 32.1-111.19. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2751 (F))
Medicaid; raises income eligibility standards. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Phillips, HB 875 (CD); O’Bannon, HB 913 (CD))
Medicaid; review of reimbursement rates for services provided to clients of community services boards to determine adequacy of such and need for regular adjustment. (Patron-Martin, SJR 98 (CD))
Medicaid; study of reimbursement to physicians. (Patron-Bryant, HJR 42 (CD); Bolling, SJR 38 (CD))
Medicaid Buy-In Opportunity for Virginians with Disabilities; Report on (HJR 219 and SJR 128, 2002). (SD 8)
Medicaid Buy-In program; applicable to disabled persons. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1822 (Chapter 489))
Medicaid Buy-In program; applicable to disabled persons. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 2105 (F); Puller, SB 868 (F))
Medicaid, Examination of Transfer of Assets Rule as it Relates to Land-Use Assessments; Report on (HJR 5, 2002). (HD 7)
Medical and mental health services in public schools; study of providing comprehensive information on provision thereof. (Patron-Devolites, HJR 632 (F))
Medical assistance; remuneration for inducement for services. Amending  32.1-315. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1869 (Chapter 312))
Medical assistance services; authorizes administrative hold days of nursing facility beds during inpatient hospitalization of recipient. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Byrne, SB 926 (F))
Medical assistance services; coverage for certain preventive and rehabilitative services. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Christian, HB 1105 (CD); Christian, HB 2593 (F))
Medical assistance services; coverage for circumcision. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1596 (F); Quayle, SB 899 (F))
Medical assistance services; eligibility for medically indigent children. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Brink, HB 2595 (F))
Medical assistance services; includes consumer-directed care. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Newman, SB 1216 (I) See SB1008)
Medical assistance services; includes consumer-directed care waiver. (Patron-Potts, SB 1008 (Chapter 460))
Medical assistance services; Medicaid prior authorization of drugs. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Ruff, SB 658 (CD))
Medical assistance services; reimbursement to registered nurses performing infusion services. Amending  32.1-325, 54.1-2901 and 54.1-3005. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 757 (F))
Medical assistance services; revision of payment methodology for nursing facility reimbursement. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Keister, HB 1181 (CD); Reynolds, SB 73 (CD); Reynolds, SB 731 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; authorizes single application for all proposed cancer care center services. Amending  32.1-102.2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1621 (Chapter 72); Williams, SB 1226 (Chapter 61))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; authorizing application for and issuance to nursing facility in Orange County. (Patron-Houck, SB 1331 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; extension of nursing or care services to persons other than contract holders. Amending Chapter 912, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Black, HB 2776 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; removes specialty services from certificate requirements, report on data collected from specialty services. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-332 through 32.1-340 and 32.1-342; adding  32.1-137.18 and 32.1-137.19. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 885 (CD); Quayle, SB 478 (CD))
Medical Equipment Recovery of Clean Inventory (MERCI) program; encouraging all hospitals to adopt. (Patron-Van Yahres, HR 42 )
Medical or health services to minors; notification to parents. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1499 (F))
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Inspector General for; to submit report to Joint Commission on Behavioral Health Care. Amending  37.1-256, 37.1-256.1 and 37.1-257. (Patron-Martin, SB 801 (Chapter 450))
Mercury fever thermometers, liquid; sale prohibited. Amending 32.1-241; adding  32.1-241.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1106 (F))
Midwifery; abolishes requirement for registration and permits to practice. Amending  54.1-2901; repealing  32.1-145, 32.1-146 and 32.1-147. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1961 (Chapter 641))
Midwifery; licensing of practice. Amending  54.1-2901; adding 54.1-2957.7 through 54.1-2957.11. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1960 (F))
Midwives, direct-entry; study of a regulatory system to establish appropriate degree of regulation. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 605 (F))
Mold; remediation. Adding  40.1-143 through 40.1-158. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 908 (F))
Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund; Report on ( 51.5-12.3 (C)(4) of Code of Virginia). (SD 5)
Nursing facility education initiative; abolishes sunset provisions. Amending  32.1-353.1 through 32.1-353.5; repealing 32.1-353.6. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1697 (Chapter 481))
Nursing home bed projects; conditions for issuance of an amended certificate of public need. (Patron-Suit, HB 1747 (Chapter 486))
Nursing homes; establishment of staffing levels as a condition to licensure. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Byrne, SB 161 (CD))
Nursing homes; establishment of staffing levels as a condition to licensure. Amending  32.1-127 and 32.1-325. (Patron-Byrne, SB 921 (F))
Nursing homes; establishment of staffing standards. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 677 (CD); Watts, HB 2256 (F))
Nursing homes; use of electronic devices to detect abuse and neglect of elderly and disabled. Amending  32.1-127, 32.1-138 and 32.1-138.1. (Patron-Byrne, SB 922 (F))
Occupational health and safety; abolishes certain duties of State Corporation Commission. Amending  40.1-51. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2696 (Chapter 445))
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons; certain data to be collected and reported. Amending  32.1-276.3 and 32.1-276.6. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1091 (Chapter 466))
Oral health care; study of access to and costs. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 317 (F))
Patient health records privacy; subpoena provisions. Amending 32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2463 (Chapter 907))
Perinatal depression; dissemination of information to maternity patients. Adding  32.1-134.01. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2310 (Chapter 647))
Pharmacy technicians; extends sunset provision on registration. Amending second enactment of Chapter 317, 2001 Acts. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1824 (Chapter 490))
Prehospital patient care reports; disclosure to law-enforcement officials under certain circumstances. Amending  32.1-116.1 and 32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1250 (Chapter 471))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Morgan, HB 104 (CD); Hull, HB 1201 (CD); Christian, HB 1319 (CD); Christian, HB 2592 (F); Deeds, SB 785 (F))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Amending  58.1-1001; adding 32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Plum, HB 2312 (F))
Private waterworks; appointment of receiver. Adding  32.1-174.3. (Patron-Watkins, SB 966 (Chapter 458))
Radioactive materials; reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-229. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1524 (Chapter 635))
Radon mitigation and testing; requirements. Amending  32.1-229.01. (Patron-Plum, HB 2321 (Chapter 709))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset provisions on exemptions for certain educational organizations, nonprofit cultural, media and medical-related exemptions. Amending  58.1-609.4, 58.1-609.6, 58.1-609.7 and 58.1-609.9. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1754 (Chapter 911); Miller, K.G., SB 742 (Chapter 916))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset provisions on exemptions for tissue banks such as Lifenet. Amending  58.1-609.7. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1537 (I) See HB1754)
Retirement System Board of Trustees and Health Research Board; confirming appointments. (Patron-Howell, HJR 926 )
Retirement System Board of Trustees, Health Research Board and VCU Health System Authority; confirming appointments. (Patron-Ingram, HJR 757 )
Risk management plan; includes free health clinics. Amending 2.2-1839. (Patron-Brink, HB 2135 (Chapter 49); Chichester, SB 962 (Chapter 23))
Scoliosis; dissemination of educational information or screening of public school students. Adding  22.1-273.1. (Patron-Reese, HB 1834 (Chapter 894))
Sepsis and septicemia-related diseases (blood poisoning); included in list of reportable diseases. Amending  32.1-35, 32.1-36 and 32.1-38. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1303 (F))
Sewage and septic systems; field analysis to be done before any permits issued. Amending  32.1-163.5. (Patron-Louderback, HB 1591 (F))
Sewage sludge; requirements and regulations of land application, report. Amending  32.1-164.5; adding  32.1-164.6 and 32.1-164.7. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1088 (Chapter 681))
Smallpox vaccine; immunity provisions. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Watkins, SB 897 (Chapter 18))
Stem cell research; study medical, ethical and scientific issues. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 148 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 573 (F))
Stillbirth certificates; issuance. Adding  32.1-258.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1450 (Chapter 537); Newman, SB 1267 (Chapter 552))
Suicide Prevention Across Life Span Plan; study of developing. (Patron-Martin, SJR 312 )
Suicide Prevention, Developing a Plan and Strategy for; Report on (SJR 108, 2002). (SD 19)
Surgery and other invasive procedures; Board of Medicine’s guidelines for ethical practice. Amending  54.1-2961. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1706 (Chapter 482))
Suspicious deaths; investigations by law-enforcement officials. Amending  32.1-283 and 32.1-285. (Patron-Marsh, SB 831 (Chapter 368))
Tattoo parlors and body-piercing salons; local limit on numbers. Adding  15.2-912.01. (Patron-Petersen, HB 1676 (F))
Tuberculin purified protein derivative; administration by nurses. Amending  54.1-3408; adding  32.1-50.2. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2302 (Chapter 515))
Tuberculosis; nurse agents of Department of Health exempt from licensure when ordering tests therefor. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2301 (Chapter 514))
Unborn children; penalty for death or bodily injury thereto. Adding  18.2-51.5. (Patron-Bell, HB 2692 (F))
University of Virginia Medical Center; deemed a licensed hospital. Amending  23-77.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2013 (Chapter 701))
Violent crimes; taking of DNA samples upon arrest. Amending 16.1-299.1, 19.2-310.2:1, 19.2-310.3, 19.2-310.3:1 and 19.2-310.4. (Patron-Janis, HB 2661 (Chapter 150))
Wastewater, Management and Treatment of; Report on (HJR 771, 2001). (HD 2)
Water meters; regulations. Adding  32.1-170.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2565 (F))
Water quality analysis; testing in Goochland and Warren Counties, capping of wells in certain localities. Amending  32.1-176.5. (Patron-Athey, HB 1972 (Chapter 500))
Water Supply Revolving Fund; authorizes Board of Health to manage certain aspects. Amending  62.1-234. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2156 (Chapter 506))
Water wells; location and testing in Warren County. Amending 32.1-176.4. (Patron-Athey, HB 1973 (F))
Welfare; elimination of Advisory Board on Medicare and Medicaid, and Economic and Employment Improvement Program for Disadvantaged Persons. Amending  63.2-608; repealing 32.1-328, 63.2-700, 63.2-701 and 63.2-702. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2380 (Chapter 428))
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center; authorized to administer preadmission screening. Amending  32.1-330. (Patron-Landes, HB 1685 (Chapter 480))
Workers’ compensation; coverage for mold exposure. Adding 65.2-401.1. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 909 (F))
Workers’ compensation; definition of injury includes administration of smallpox vaccine. Amending  65.2-101. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2728 (Chapter 999))
Workers’ compensation; demonstration of infectious disease presumption. Amending  65.2-402.1. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1877 (Chapter 842))
Workers’ compensation; medical benefits of hypertension or heart disease on occupational presumption. Amending  65.2-402. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1964 (F))
Youth, Family Services, and Health Care, Commission on; created, report. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-102.13, 32.1-276.9, 32.1-331.17, 32.1-351, 32.1-352, 37.1-48.2, 37.1-189.3, 38.2-5603, 38.2-5904, 58.1-609.7, third enactment of Chapter 891, 1998 Acts, second enactment of Chapter 924, 2000 Acts, third enactment of Chapters 244 and 251, 2001 Acts and second enactment of Chapter 465, 2001 Acts; adding  30-201 through 30-208; repealing  30-165 through 30-170 and 30-174 through 30-177. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1959 (F))
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