Legislative Information System
  LIS Home LIS Help Privacy Statement Live Help
Cumulative Index - Last updated 06/23/05
2005 Session - Frames Version or No Frames Version    
Table of Contents | House Bill Index | Senate Bill Index | Document Index | Chapter Index

HEALTH

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


Abortion; anesthesia for fetal pain, penalty. Amending  18.2-76; adding  18.2-73.1. (Patron-Black, HB 1524 (F))
Abortion; contraception not to constitute. Adding  18.2-72.1. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2855 (F); Whipple, SB 456 (F))
Abortion; sale of induced-abortion fetal tissue unlawful, penalty. Adding  32.1-289.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1810 (F))
Abortion clinics; localities to adopt ordinance requiring license. Adding  15.2-914.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2347 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.2, 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-Reid, HB 2784 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. Amending  32.1-123; adding  32.1-137.01 through 32.1-137.06. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 839 (F))
Abortion clinics; subject to provisions of Consumer Protection Act, prohibited acts and practices. Amending  59.1-198 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2350 (F))
Abortion services; prohibited if physician does not have admitting privileges at nearby hospital. Amending  59.1-200. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2352 (F))
Absentee ballots; solicitation of applications in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Adding 24.2-701.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1351 (CD); Purkey, HB 2138 (F))
Administrative Process Act; exempts Department of Medical Assistance Services. Amending  2.2-4002. (Patron-Janis, HB 1753 (F))
Ambulance services; localities authorized to charge insurers. Amending  32.1-111.14. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2523 (Chapter 182))
Assisted Living and Extended Care Facilities for Senior Residents, Estimated Incidence of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in; Report of Division of Neurological Surgery at MCV/VCU (HJR 37, 2002). (HD 45)
Assisted living facilities; regulations for serving residents with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse problems. Amending  37.1-189.1 and 63.2-100; adding  63.2-1802.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 424 (CD))
Assisted reproductive technology program; disclosure of gamete donors. Adding  32.1-162.15:1 and 32.1-162.15:2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 305 (CD))
Bedding and used upholstered furniture; regulations. Amending 32.1-212, 32.1-215 and 32.1-225. (Patron-Hall, HB 2018 (Chapter 391))
Birth certificates; use of name. Amending  32.1-257. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2070 (F))
Birth control; providing to minor in certain circumstances, penalty. Adding  18.2-63.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1807 (F))
Birth records; access by grandparents. Amending  32.1-271. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1687 (Chapter 60))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund; various state agencies to study and determine effective manner in which it may be adequately funded. (Patron-Tata, HJR 646 (P))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; procedures for response to claimant’s petition. Amending  38.2-5004 and 38.2-5006. (Patron-Tata, HB 1505 (Chapter 52); Devolites Davis, SB 1323 (Chapter 50))
Blood alcohol tests in civil cases; admissibility of written results. Amending  19.2-187.02. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2319 (I) See HB2118)
Blood alcohol tests in civil cases; admissibility of written results. Amending  19.2-187.02; adding  8.01-413.02. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2118 (Chapter 801))
Brain Injury Waiver; licensing authority. Amending  37.1-179 and 51.5-14.1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2826 (Chapter 725); Puller, SB 1237 (Chapter 718))
Certified nurse aides; working conditions. Amending  32.1-353.4. (Patron-Miller, SB 1211 (F))
Chicken pox vaccine; immunization for children. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2040 (F))
Childhood obesity; requiring Board of Education, et al, to promulgate regulations establishing standards in public schools. Amending  22.1-60.1 and 22.1-275.1; adding  22.1-16.3 and 22.1-70.4. (Patron-Edwards, SB 747 (F))
Children; failure to secure medical attention by person in custodial or supervisory relationship, exception, penalty. Amending  18.2-314. (Patron-Bell, HB 2250 (F))
Christopher Reeve Stem Cell Research Fund; created. Adding 23-286.1 and 23-286.2. (Patron-Potts, SB 1194 (Chapter 696))
Chronic Kidney Disease; health care providers to develop plan for early identification and implementation of clinical management program for individuals at highest risk. (Patron-Ward, HJR 574 (P))
Cigarette tax; revenues to be deposited into Uninsured Medical Catastrophe Fund. Amending  32.1-324.3, 32.1-366, 58.1-1001 and 58.1-1018. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1038 (F))
Community Health Workers, Interim Report on Status, Impact, and Utilization of; Report of James Madison University (HJR 195, 2004). (HD 8)
Comprehensive Services Act; mandates medical assistance services to emotionally disturbed children from low-income families, waiver for Medicaid coverage therefor. Amending  2.2-5211 and 32.1-325. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2296 (F))
Consumer-directed and nurse-delegated medical care; Department of Medical Assistance Services to amend waiver programs authorized by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 2125 (F))
Criminal cases; reports and records of Chief Medical Examiner to be received as evidence. Amending  19.2-188. (Patron-Athey, HB 2328 (F))
Criminally negligent bodily injury; penalty. Adding  18.2-51.5. (Patron-Marrs, HB 2203 (F); Bell, HB 2244 (I) See HB2203)
Dead human bodies; funeral service establishment, licensee or registered crematory immune from civil liability when disposing. Amending  32.1-288 and 54.1-2807. (Patron-Janis, HB 1683 (Chapter 905))
Death certificates; allows attorney, funeral director or funeral service licensee to obtain copy. Amending  32.1-272. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1727 (Chapter 448))
Dental hygienists; Dental Association to update survey of nonemployed. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 322 (F))
Dietitians; licensure. Amending  54.1-2731 and 54.1-2900; adding  54.1-2956.12 through 54.1-2956.16. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 455 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; procedure due to refusal of blood or breath tests. Amending  18.2-268.3. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1872 (I) See HB2655)
Drugs; returns, exchanges, or re-dispensing by hospitals, exceptions. Amending  54.1-3411.1. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 1854 (Chapter 68))
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; increase in membership. Amending  32.1-111.10. (Patron-Bell, HB 2252 (F); Deeds, SB 1145 (Chapter 506))
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; increase in membership, and deletion of obsolete cross references. Amending 32.1-111.10. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2522 (Chapter 112))
Emergency medical services personnel training, agency response times and enforcement provisions; civil penalties. Amending 32.1-111.4. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2238 (Chapter 921))
Emergency Medical Services Plan, Statewide; addition of new requirements and deletion of cross references. Amending 32.1-111.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2039 (I) See HB2253; Bell, HB 2253 (Chapter 632); Deeds, SB 1146 (Chapter 686))
Emergency Medical Services Plan, Statewide; to include underserved regions, and deletion of obsolete cross references. Amending 32.1-111.3. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2239 (I) See HB2253)
Ephedra or dextromethorphan; unlawful distribution to minors, penalty. Amending  18.2-248.5. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2045 (F))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; changes in benefits. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 2284 (Chapter 584))
Felonies; DNA analysis of arrestees for solicitation of prostitution or drug offense. Amending  19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-Miles, HB 1639 (F))
Fetal death; report by mother, penalty. Amending  32.1-264. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1677 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain information, etc. collected and maintained by Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Adding  32.1-283.4. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1030 (Chapter 37))
Health Access Plan; created. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-371. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 196 (CD))
Health Care and Prescription Drugs, Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships to Medicaid Recipients of Lowering Costs of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (SJR 58, 2004). (SD 13)
Health care practitioners; immunity for making voluntary report regarding conduct or competency. Amending  54.1-2400.8. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 2804 (Chapter 932))
Health care provider panels; definition. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1321 (F))
Health care providers; Board of Professions to study prevalence of medical errors by providers. (Patron-Landes, HJR 587 (F))
Health care providers; eliminates provisions governing disclosure of patient information to third party payors. Repealing 37.1-225 through 37.1-233. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2514 (Chapter 111); Blevins, SB 1110 (Chapter 43))
Health care services; interest rates incurred for certain debts. Adding  6.1-330.55:1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1623 (F))
Health care services; licensees of Board of Medicine who treat patients at free clinics immune from civil liability. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1556 (Chapter 134))
Health care services, safety and quality of; information submitted by physicians. Amending  32.1-276.4 and 32.1-276.5. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2430 (Chapter 467))
Health Care Voluntary Purchasing Alliance Act; created. Adding 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6311. (Patron-Hall, HB 2345 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3412.1:01. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 294 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 2.2-2818, 32.1-325 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 641 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1740 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for infertility. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Carrico, HB 619 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for ovarian cancer screening and annual mammograms. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-325, 38.2-3418.1 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Stump, HB 1422 (CD))
Health insurance; insurers to make available optional coverage for developmental delay treatment. Amending  38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1049 (F))
Health insurance; insurers to provide coverage for habilitative services for persons age 19 or younger. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Plum, HB 2077 (F))
Health insurance plans, high deductible; various state health organizations to discuss quality and educational initiatives thereof, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 818 (P))
Health insurance, state employees; mandated coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Amending  2.2-2818, 38.2-3418.13 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1936 (F); Lambert, SB 1032 (F))
Health records; emphasizes right of an individual to have access thereto, exceptions. Amending  32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2363 (Chapter 101); Martin, SB 1064 (Chapter 39))
Health records; revises certain provisions for privacy of minors. Amending  2.2-3705.5, 16.1-338, 20-124.6 and 54.1-2969. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2516 (Chapter 181); Blevins, SB 1109 (Chapter 227))
Health Records, Disclosure of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (HJR 134, 2004). (HD 27)
Hearing aids; practice of fitting or dealing. Amending  54.1-1500 and 54.1-1504. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2711 (Chapter 599))
Hearing aids, children’s; joint subcommittee to study funding and promotion thereof. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 366 (F))
Hepatitis B or C viruses; persons charged with assault and battery to be tested if victim exposed to body fluids. Amending 18.2-62. (Patron-Shuler, HB 2906 (Chapter 661))
Hepatitis C; physicians to report to local health department identity of patient. Amending  32.1-36. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2499 (F))
Higher educational institutions; requires students be vaccinated for hepatitis B. Amending  23-7.5. (Patron-Potts, SB 712 (Chapter 15))
Holistic health care; joint subcommittee to study mechanisms to promote collaborative arrangements between primary care physicians and oral health professionals. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 317 (F))
Home attendant; definition and qualification thereof. Amending 32.1-162.7 and 32.1-162.9; adding  32.1-162.9:01. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2317 (F))
Home care organizations; exemption of certain, sunset provision. Amending  32.1-162.8. (Patron-Watts, HB 2081 (F))
Hospice; licensure. Amending  32.1-162.5. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1333 (CD); Houck, SB 625 (CD))
Hospital and nursing home licensure regulations; Board of Health must include minimum standards for design and construction. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2366 (Chapter 177))
Hospital authorities; commissioners, restriction on appointment. Amending  15.2-5307. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2234 (Chapter 630))
Hospitals, nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; Board of Health must include minimum standards for design and construction thereof. (Patron-Newman, SB 1024 (Chapter 222))
Human immunodeficiency viruses and hepatitis C; testing of persons convicted of certain crimes. Amending  18.2-346.1. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2854 (Chapter 438))
Human rights committees, state and local; requires one appointment to each shall be a health care provider. Amending  37.1-84.3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 2870 (Chapter 201))
I-SaveRx program; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility of participation therein. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 683 (F))
Illegal aliens; eligibility for state and local public benefits, and public assistance. Adding  32.1-325.03 and 63.2-503.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1798 (Chapter 876); Hanger, SB 1143 (Chapter 867))
Immunization Information System (VIIS); established. Amending 32.1-46; adding  32.1-46.01. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2519 (Chapter 643); Howell, SB 1132 (Chapter 684))
Income tax, state; voluntary contribution for cancer research. Adding  58.1-346.25. (Patron-Hall, HB 1210 (CD))
Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking restrictions, civil penalty. Adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.14; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Mims, SB 1191 (F))
Infants; screening tests required after delivery. Amending 32.1-65 through 32.1-67.1; repealing second enactment of Chapter 440, 2002 Acts. (Patron-Welch, HB 2511 (I) See HB1824; Plum, HB 2801 (I) See HB1824; Puller, SB 1184 (Chapter 717))
Infants; screening tests required after delivery, services provided for those with heritable disorder or genetic disease. Amending  32.1-65 through 32.1-67.1; repealing second enactment of Chapter 440, 2002 Acts. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1824 (Chapter 721))
Influenza vaccine; Governor to stimulate location of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility that plans to produce. (Patron-Potts, SB 951 (F))
Influenza vaccine; prohibits price gouging, penalties. Amending 59.1-200; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-534. (Patron-Puller, SB 707 (Chapter 861))
Insanity; Joint Commission on Health Care, through its Behavioral Health Care Subcommittee, to study needs of patients found not guilty by reason thereof and persons found incompetent to stand trial. (Patron-Puller, SJR 324 (P))
Interscholastic athletic ineligibility; refers to students who use anabolic steroids, suspension of teaching license if procuring, selling or administering to students, or failure to report use thereof. Adding  22.1-276.3 and 22.1-292.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2832 (Chapter 481))
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 380 (P))
Long-term care; preadmission screenings. Amending  32.1-330. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2104 (F))
Long-term care; Secretary of Health and Human Resources, etc. to develop public information campaign. Adding  2.2-213.1. (Patron-Reese, HB 2166 (Chapter 92))
Long-term care; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to study “no wrong door” approach therefor. (Patron-Rust, HJR 657 (P))
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Training and Assistance Fund; created, fees. Amending  32.1-130; adding  2.2-707.1 and 63.2-1800.1. (Patron-Miller, SB 1213 (F))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services requested to join multi-state pooling arrangement in order to reduce prescription costs, report. (Patron-Petersen, HJR 695 (F))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek waiver therefrom to establish asset transfer limits. (Patron-Landes, HB 1215 (CD))
Medicaid Residential Treatment Rate, Reimbursement of Educational Services Within; Report of Department of Medical Assistance Services (Item 326GGG, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 7)
Medical assistance services; applicants’ employment status, report. Adding  32.1-323.2. (Patron-Miller, SB 742 (F))
Medical assistance services; eligibility for aged and disabled individuals. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 195 (CD); Reynolds, SB 702 (F))
Medical assistance services; establishing more restrictive asset transfer limit, report. (Patron-Landes, HB 2601 (F))
Medical assistance services; recovery of overpayment. Amending 32.1-325.1 and 32.1-325.1:1. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1247 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to reissue for new nursing home or facility beds in Planning District 12. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2639 (Chapter 838))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; revises designation of parties to the case. Amending  32.1-102.6. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2243 (Chapter 404); Stolle, SB 611 (CD))
Medical malpractice insurance; hospital practitioner requirements. Adding  32.1-134.5. (Patron-Athey, HB 2375 (F))
Medical malpractice liability insurance program; to be established for physicians practicing in rural areas. Amending  2.2-1839; adding  2.2-1839.2. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2485 (F))
Medical or health services to minors; notification to parents. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1662 (F))
Medical records; charge for copies distinguished between patient request and subpoenaed records. Amending  8.01-413, 32.1-127.1:03 and 54.1-111. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2515 (Chapter 642); Mims, SB 1203 (Chapter 697))
Medical records; introduction as evidence. Amending  16.1-88.2. (Patron-Joannou, HB 735 (CD); Kilgore, HB 1702 (I) See HB2209; Marrs, HB 2209 (Chapter 811))
Medical Savings Account Act; name changed to Health Savings Account Plan, changes in provisions, report. Amending  2.2-2818, 6.1-2.9:8, 38.2-5601 and 38.2-5602; adding  38.2-5602.1; repealing  38.2-5600 and 38.2-5603. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1492 (Chapter 572); Martin, SB 1097 (Chapter 503))
Medical treatment options; physician disclosure. Amending 54.1-2963.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2042 (F))
Medicare for low-income beneficiaries; Commissioner of Department for Aging, et al, to provide information on wrap-around coverage offered by some pharmaceutical companies. (Patron-Brink, HJR 701 (P))
Meningococcal meningitis; requires all schools to distribute information to parents. Adding  22.1-271.5. (Patron-Mims, SB 892 (F))
Menstrual extraction; performing without pregnancy test, penalty. Adding  18.2-76.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1841 (F))
Mental health treatment; Departments of Education, Health, et al, to develop strategy to address lack of access thereof for children. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2148 (F))
Mental illness; definition of, not to include dementia or Alzheimer’s disease for certain purposes. Amending  37.1-1. (Patron-Moran, HB 2551 (F))
Minority Young Adults, Mental Health Needs and Treatment of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (SJR 25, 2004). (SD 12)
Newborn Screening, Review of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (HJR 164, 2004). (HD 28)
Nosocomial infection rates; Joint Commission on Health Care to study statewide surveillance thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 583 (F))
Nosocomial infections; procedure for acute care hospitals to report information. Adding  32.1-35.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1570 (Chapter 444))
Nosocomial infections; procedures for hospitals to release information. Adding  32.1-35.1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1295 (F))
Nurse aides; nonprofit organization to provide on-site training, etc., to promote quality care in nursing facilities. Amending 32.1-353.4. (Patron-Miller, SB 744 (F))
Nursing home bed projects; conditions for issuance of an amended certificate of public need. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2316 (Chapter 99))
Nursing homes; establishment of family councils. Amending 32.1-138. (Patron-Edwards, SB 724 (F))
Nursing homes; guidelines for staffing. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 2361 (F); Edwards, SB 715 (F))
Obstetrical and pediatric care; pilot programs in underserved areas, report. Amending  54.1-2901 and 54.1-2957.01; adding 32.1-11.5. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2656 (Chapter 926))
Optometrists; treatment of narrow angle glaucoma. Amending 54.1-3200 and 54.1-3222. (Patron-Mims, SB 829 (F))
Oral health care professionals; Dental Association encouraged to continue online job bank therefor. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 321 (F))
Palliative care; health care community to increase education and training of professionals in techniques and benefits thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 605 (P); Lambert, SJR 352 (P))
Patient records; protection of health data by hospitals. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2236 (Chapter 401))
Patient safety; establishment of toll-free hotline for reports, and protection of health records. Amending  32.1-125.4, 32.1-125.5, 32.1-127, 32.1-127.1:03, 54.1-111, 54.1-2400.2 and 54.1-2909; adding  54.1-2909.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 1208 (F))
Pediatric specialized care nursing beds; authorization and acceptance of certain certificate of public need applications in City of Richmond. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 740 (CD))
Pharmaceutical assistance; maximizing benefits of Medicare discount card program for senior citizens. Amending  32.1-23.1. (Patron-Potts, SB 953 (Chapter 715))
Physical education; requirements in public schools, and addressing obesity among students. Amending  22.1-207, 22.1-207.3 and 22.1-253.13:1. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2610 (F))
Physician assistants; authority to sign various forms and provide treatment to certain. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-46, 32.1-50, 32.1-60, 32.1-138, 32.1-325, 45.1-161.70, 45.1-161.292:43, 46.2-208, 46.2-322, 53.1-22, 54.1-3812, 59.1-297, 59.1-298, 59.1-310.4 and 63.2-1808; adding  54.1-2951.4. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2543 (F))
Physician assistants; provisions for practicing in hospital emergency departments. Amending  54.1-2952. (Patron-Edwards, SB 716 (Chapter 662))
Physician Assistants, Prescriptive Authority of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (Chapter 465, 2001 Acts). (HD 29)
Pre-hospital emergency medical services; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to continue study. (Patron-Athey, HJR 672 (F))
Pregnant inmates; prohibits execution. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1812 (Chapter 155))
Pregnant women; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, et al, to promote among their members use of nationally recognized and evidence-based practice guidelines on care thereof. (Patron-Pollard, HJR 716 (F))
Prescription assistance programs and drug discount cards; Department for Aging, et al, to consult with Dental Association, et al, on feasibility of disseminating certain information. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 702 (P); Martin, SJR 363 (P))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Deeds, SB 377 (CD))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, report. Adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-374. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2714 (F))
Prescription drugs; implementation of provisions for Medicare Part D, report. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1624 (Chapter 56); Deeds, SB 841 (Chapter 24))
Prescription drugs; urging Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve purchasing from other countries. (Patron-Hall, HJR 718 (F); Reynolds, SJR 391 (F); Reynolds, SJR 411 (F))
Prisoners; continued hospitalization of those involuntarily admitted. Amending  53.1-40.7. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2436 (Chapter 639))
Prisoners; required testing for viral hepatitis. Adding 53.1-34.1. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2500 (F))
Public school divisions; joint subcommittee to study relationship between obesity and school lunch program. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 589 (F))
Risk Management Plans for Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 704 (P); Newman, SJR 394 (P))
Septic systems; validity of septic tank permits. Amending 32.1-164.1:1. (Patron-Suit, HB 2451 (Chapter 469))
Sewage sludge; individual may request testing, responsibility for cost. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2073 (Chapter 396))
Sewage sludge; notification to local government before application to land. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2197 (Chapter 459))
Sewage sludge; program established to train employees for testing thereof. Amending  32.1-164.5. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2198 (Chapter 460))
Sewage sludge; prohibits any person from altering composition, penalty. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2805 (Chapter 197))
Sewage sludge; surface incorporation to cropland may be required. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Byron, HB 2624 (Chapter 593))
Sewage systems and public water supplies, local; adequacy. Adding  32.1-170.1, 32.1-170.2 and 32.1-170.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 747 (CD))
Sexual Assault, Response to and Prevention of; Report of Department of Health (SJR 131, 2004). (SD 18)
Shaken baby syndrome; requires nurse midwives, licensed midwives and hospitals to provide information to maternity patient, father of infant, etc. Amending  32.1-134.01. (Patron-Wampler, SB 1296 (Chapter 518))
Smallpox vaccines; immunity provisions. Repealing third enactment of Chapter 18, 2003 Acts. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2731 (I) See HB2669)
Stem cell research; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical and scientific issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 588 (P))
Tax information; allows Tax Commissioner to share with Department of Medical Assistance Services. Amending  58.1-3. (Patron-Miller, HB 2719 (F))
Tetanus vaccine; immunization requirements for children. Amending 32.1-46. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2235 (F))
Tobacco Settlement Board of Trustees; executive committee, report. Amending  32.1-357 and 32.1-364. (Patron-Watkins, SB 792 (Chapter 19))
Tuberculosis; establishing library of isolates from persons with disease. Amending  32.1-50. (Patron-Howell, SB 861 (F))
Unborn child; guarantees right of life to preborn human beings from moment of fertilization. (Patron-Cole, HB 1918 (F))
Vaccines; prohibits price gouging of those in high demand, penalty. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-526; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-534. (Patron-Rerras, SB 1336 (F))
Vital Records; requires marriage, divorce, and annulment to include age, race and number of minor children. Amending  32.1-267 and 32.1-268; adding  32.1-268.1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1111 (Chapter 679))
Wheelchair interfacility transport services and vehicles; exemption from regulation under emergency medical services law. Amending 32.1-111.2. (Patron-Lucas, SB 1344 (Chapter 778))
Youth suicide prevention; lead agency to be Department of Health. Amending  32.1-73.7; adding  37.1-24.001. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 2796 (Chapter 434); Mims, SB 889 (Chapter 336))
2005 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/23/05