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HEALTH

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2007 Session


Abortion; informed consent shall include determination by physician of viability of fetus. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cole, HB 1378 (F))
Abortion; physicians to report medical treatment for complication thereof. Adding  32.1-162.23 through 32.1-162.26. (Patron-Janis, HB 1274 (F))
Abortion; preservation of fetal tissue when performed on child under age 15. Adding  18.2-74.3. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 315 (F))
Abortion; type of licensure required of physicians who perform. Adding  18.2-74.3. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 580 (F))
Abortion clinics; regulations and licensure. Amending 32.1-102.1, 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 189 (F))
Abortion services; requires physicians to reside and practice in State. Adding  54.1-2963.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 237 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance; health care provider panel contracts. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Morgan, HB 323 (Chapter 398))
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset provision. Amending  2.2-720. (Patron-Poisson, HB 997 (Chapter 347); Ruff, SB 668 (Chapter 381))
Anabolic steroids; electronic ordering of Schedule II drugs and additions to Schedules IV and V. Amending  54.1-3401, 54.1-3414, 54.1-3415, 54.1-3450, 54.1-3452, and 54.1-3454. (Patron-Morgan, HB 937 (Chapter 346))
Asbestos or silica; persons exposed to products containing cannot bring civil action, exception. Amending  8.01-249 and 8.01-374.1; adding  8.01-249.1 through 8.01-249.5. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1285 (F))
Assisted living facilities; exempts certain from requirement to have staff member awake 24 hours per day. Adding  63.2-1803.2. (Patron-Bell, HB 1358 (C))
Autism; Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek Medicaid waiver to establish program for long-term support of children with this disability. (Patron-Griffith, HB 437 (F))
Barrier crimes laws; Joint Commission on Health Care to study impact thereof on social service and health care employers, etc. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SJR 106 (P))
Birth certificates; prohibits both parties of same-sex couple from being listed thereon following adoption. Amending  32.1-261. (Patron-Hanger, SB 414 (F))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund, Establishing an Economically Balanced Approach for Funding; Report of Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Board (HJR 646, 2005). (HD 11)
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; employee benefits in Retirement System. Amending  38.2-5016 and 38.2-5016.1. (Patron-Tata, HB 417 (Chapter 777))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; includes certain provisions. Amending  38.2-5001, 38.2-5003, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5006, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5010, and 38.2-5013; adding  38.2-5009.2 and 38.2-5013.1; repealing  38.2-5014. (Patron-Tata, HB 416 (C); Watkins, SB 643 (C))
Child abuse or neglect; requires physician, etc., to report teenage pregnancy if child is under age 15. Amending  63.2-1509. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 584 (F))
Childhood lead poisoning; Departments of Health, Housing and Community Development, and Labor and Industry to execute memorandum of agreement relating to prevention thereof, report. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 107 (F))
Childhood obesity; Board of Education and State Health Department to establish standards for prevention thereof in public schools. Amending  22.1-60.1, 22.1-253.13:5, and 22.1-275.1; adding 22.1-16.4 and 22.1-70.4. (Patron-Edwards, SB 206 (C))
Childhood obesity; prevention and reduction in public schools. Amending  22.1-60.1, 22.1-253.13:5, and 22.1-275.1; adding 22.1-16.4 and 22.1-70.4. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1593 (C))
Chronic conditions; Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide for payment of assistance for prevention thereof. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 229 (F))
Community Health Workers; Final Report of James Madison University on Status, Impact, and Utilization of (HJR 195, 2004). (HD 9)
Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; joint agreements. Amending  2.2-4343; adding  37.2-512 and 37.2-615. (Patron-Nixon, HB 774 (Chapter 656))
Comprehensive Services Act; children’s residential facilities to be Medicaid providers in order to be eligible for reimbursement. Amending  2.2-5211 and 32.1-325. (Patron-Nutter, HB 426 (I) See HB577)
Congenital Anomalies Reporting and Education System; secure system for data collection to be provided. Amending  32.1-69.1 and 32.1-69.2. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1391 (Chapter 699); Lambert, SB 428 (Chapter 906))
Contraception; U.S. Food and Drug Administration encouraged to approve use of Plan B for emergency over-the-counter medication. (Patron-Lucas, SJR 97 (F))
Cord Blood Bank Initiative; created. Adding  32.1-69.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 413 (Chapter 636); Saslaw, SB 370 (Chapter 735))
Dextromethorphan (DXM); Health Commissioner to restrict access to over-the-counter medications containing drug. (Patron-Frederick, HB 875 (C))
DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform. Amending  19.2-270.5. (Patron-McEachin, HB 755 (F); Lucas, SB 286 (C))
Donor Registry; created. Amending  32.1-292.2 and 32.1-297.1. (Patron-Howell, SB 119 (Chapter 166))
Emergency medical services; facilitates development of quality of care initiative within system. Amending  8.01-581.13, 8.01-581.16, 8.01-581.17, 8.01-581.19, 32.1-111.3, and 32.1-116.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 610 (Chapter 412))
Emergency medical services agencies; exempt from surface transportation and removal services. Amending  54.1-2819. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1145 (Chapter 555))
Emergency medical services personnel; authorization procedures allowing possession and administration of oxygen. Amending 32.1-111.4. (Patron-Lohr, HB 594 (Chapter 194))
Emergency medical services personnel; required to report child abuse or neglect. Amending  32.1-111.4 and 63.2-1509. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 598 (C))
Emergency preparedness plans; Department of Health to study adequacy thereof for residents of special needs facilities. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 129 (C))
Emergency response; notification of location of certain facilities. Amending  32.1-126, 32.1-162.3, 37.2-404, and 63.2-1800. (Patron-Ingram, HB 465 (F))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; eligible individuals to be enrolled in health maintenance organizations. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Welch, HB 831 (Chapter 428))
Family planning services; restrictions on funding. Adding 32.1-77.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1151 (F))
Felonies; DNA analysis after arrest for capital murder. Amending 19.2-310.2:1. (Patron-McDougle, SB 579 (Chapter 182))
Foreign language interpreters; Joint Commission on Health Care to study use thereof in medical settings. (Patron-Brink, HJR 42 (F))
Gamete donors; anonymous donations thereof prohibited in medical procedures. Adding  54.1-2403.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 412 (C))
Healing arts, practitioners of; Board of Medicine authority to issue restricted volunteer licenses. Adding  54.1-2928.1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1487 (Chapter 881))
Health benefits; provides for continuation thereof for certain judges. Amending  51.1-305 and 51.1-1405. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 603 (F))
Health care; determination of data concerning safety and quality services rendered by physicians. Amending  32.1-276.4 and 32.1-276.5. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 760 (Chapter 426))
Health care coverage; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study extension thereof to those currently uninsured. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 158 (P))
Health Care Funding Act; created. Adding  40.1-143 through 40.1-147. (Patron-Ward, HB 258 (F))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; extends sunset provision. Amending  30-170. (Patron-Morgan, HB 788 (Chapter 113); Lambert, SB 438 (Chapter 178))
Health care provider; certain documents prepared thereby considered privileged. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1023 (Chapter 678))
Health care provider; definition includes marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Amending  8.01-581.1, 8.01-581.13, 38.2-602, and 38.2-3412.1. (Patron-Shuler, HB 443 (Chapter 638))
Health care services; billing information. Adding  38.2-3407.15:1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 144 (C))
Health care services; reduced rate for those medically indigent. Amending  32.1-102.2 and 32.1-102.4. (Patron-Lambert, SB 426 (F))
Health insurance; local government employees’ participation in state employee health plan. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 9 (C))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Gear, HB 894 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for treatment of malignant brain tumors. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 623 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Amending  38.2-3418.13. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 624 (F))
Health insurance; State to support federal efforts to encourage pooling thereof. Adding  2.2-302.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 487 (Chapter 910))
Health Insurance Plans, High-Deductible, and Quality and Educational Initiatives; Report of Association of Health Plans (HJR 818, 2005). (HD 39)
Health insurance premiums; Joint Commission on Health Care to study increase in health care costs. (Patron-Reynolds, SJR 4 (P))
Health maintenance organizations; exempts from filing statements of covered and uncovered expenses. Amending  38.2-4300, 38.2-4307.1, and 38.2-5800. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1044 (Chapter 448))
Health maintenance organizations; Medicaid coverage. Amending 38.2-1318, 38.2-4306, 38.2-4319, 38.2-5803, and 38.2-5804. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1041 (Chapter 866))
Health partnership authorities, local; repeals sunset provision. Repealing second enactment of Chapter 671, 2001 Acts. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 714 (Chapter 339); Brink, HB 787 (F); Puller, SB 252 (Chapter 368))
Health professions; reinstatement hearing for mandatory suspension or revocation of license. Amending  54.1-2409. (Patron-Edwards, SB 214 (Chapter 367))
Health records; allow individuals to obtain their records before destroying. Amending  32.1-127.1:01 and 54.1-2403.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 637 (F))
Health records; rights of privacy thereof. Amending 32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 853 (Chapter 433))
Health regulatory boards; Department of Health Professions, et al., to study ways to increase efficiency of investigative and hearing process thereof. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 71 (C))
Health regulatory boards; investigations of licensees, certificate holders or registrants thereby. Amending  54.1-2400.2. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1501 (Chapter 155); Devolites Davis, SB 702 (Chapter 184))
Health regulatory boards; prohibition of certain transfers of moneys collected on behalf thereof. Amending  54.1-113 and 54.1-2505. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 351 (Chapter 631))
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Programs, Federal Funding for; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (Item 11 B, Chapter 951, 2005 Acts). (HD 6)
Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Act; created. Adding 59.1-459.1 through 59.1-459.6. (Patron-Nutter, HB 425 (C))
Hospice programs; regulation thereof. Amending  32.1-162.3. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 343 (C); Cline, HB 1139 (F))
Hospital authorities; standardizes powers and duties concerning. Amending  2.2-4345, 15.2-5201, 15.2-5202, 15.2-5204, 15.2-5205, 15.2-5301, 15.2-5307, 15.2-5339, Chapter 271, 1966 Acts, Chapter 742, 1970 Acts, and Chapter 242, 2000 Acts; adding  15.2-5219, 15.2-5340.1, and 15.2-5340.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 852 (Chapter 658))
Hospitals; if designated Medicare dependent then considered rural. Amending  32.1-122.07 and 32.1-125.3. (Patron-Puckett, SB 519 (Chapter 378))
Hospitals and health care practitioners; use of reprocessed single-use medical devices, penalty. Adding  32.1-135.3 and 54.1-2403.001. (Patron-Sickles, HB 768 (C))
Hospitals, nursing homes, etc.; guidelines for staffing. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 586 (F))
Human remains; Commissioner of Department of Health to determine if hazardous to public health. Adding  32.1-288.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 625 (Chapter 651))
I-SaveRx prescription drug program; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to enter into discussions with states that are participating therein, report. (Patron-Carrico, HB 373 (F); Englin, HB 388 (I) See HB373)
Identity theft; authorized security freezes by certain consumers who live in nursing facility, etc. Adding  59.1-443.3. (Patron-Quayle, SB 218 (F))
Immunizations; adds booster dose of Tdap in accordance with Board’s regulation for certain children. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Howell, SB 117 (Chapter 364))
Immunizations; Joint Commission on Health Care to study continued use of mercury in vaccines. (Patron-Bell, HJR 131 (F))
Immunizations; minimum requirements for children entering public or private schools or centers, report. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Howell, SB 116 (Chapter 716))
Income tax, state; credit for certain health care practitioners. Adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Shannon, HB 246 (F); Devolites Davis, SB 458 (F))
Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Watts, HB 1446 (F))
Income tax, state; deduction for organ donation medical expenses. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1489 (C))
Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.11. (Patron-Watts, HB 1449 (F))
Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalty. Adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.15; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Bell, SB 648 (F))
Insanity or Incompetent to Stand Trial, Needs of Individuals Found Not Guilty by Reason of; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (SJR 324, 2005). (SD 5)
Involuntary manslaughter; unintentionally causing death of fetus punishable thereas. Adding  18.2-36.3. (Patron-Landes, HB 1232 (F))
Kinship Care Program; created. Amending  32.1-325; adding 63.2-913.1, 63.2-913.2, and 63.2-913.3. (Patron-Miller, SB 47 (C))
Lead poisoning; lead hazard control or identification of child being poisoned thereof. Amending  36-106. (Patron-Lambert, SB 450 (Chapter 746))
Lead Poisoning Prevention; Report of Joint Subcommittee (SJR 380, 2005). (SD 7)
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 103 (P))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of childhood cancer awareness. (Patron-Landes, HB 920 (C))
Long-Term Care, No Wrong Door Approach for; Report of Secretary of Health and Human Resources (HJR 657, 2005). (HD 12)
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to monitor changes in federal restrictions on sheltering assets to qualify for long-term care services, report. (Patron-Martin, SJR 122 (P))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study extent to which asset transfers are being used to shelter assets in order to qualify for long-term care services. (Patron-Landes, HJR 97 (P))
Medicaid; Joint Commission on Health Care to form subcommittee to study reform thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 104 (F))
Medical and health services to minors; notification to parents. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 173 (F))
Medical assistance services; contracting for delivery of disease management for persons with chronic disorders. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 757 (F))
Medical assistance services; development of public-private long-term care partnership program to reduce Medicaid costs. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 759 (Chapter 425))
Medical assistance services; Director of Department of Medical Assistance Services to develop mental health services for at-risk youth. (Patron-Fralin, HB 123 (F))
Medical assistance services; implementation of online electronic and encrypted system for recipient eligibility review, etc. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Welch, HB 1394 (I) See HB757)
Medical assistance services; increases amount of burial expenses disregarded from countable resources. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Nixon, HB 572 (C))
Medical assistance services; provision for family planning services. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1472 (F))
Medical assistance services; State Plan amendment or application for certain waiver, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 758 (Chapter 655))
Medical Assistance Services, Office of Inspector General for; created, report. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  32.1-321.5, 32.1-321.6, and 32.1-321.7. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1035 (C))
Medical care facility; exempts from definition certain specialized centers for provision of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Amending  32.1-102.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1504 (C); Lambert, SB 684 (C))
Mental health; change in criteria for assisted outpatient treatment program. Amending  37.2-817. (Patron-Albo, HB 43 (F))
Minority Adults, Mental Health Needs and Treatment of Young; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (SJR 25, 2004). (SD 4)
Morning-after pill; parental consent for minors required, penalty. Amending  54.1-2969; adding  54.1-2969.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 868 (F))
Multi-jurisdictional pilot health court; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of establishing within State. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 50 (F))
Nursing home bed projects; conditions for issuance of certificate of public need. (Patron-Cole, HB 267 (Chapter 816); Suit, HB 381 (Chapter 776))
Nursing homes; guidelines for staffing. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Edwards, SB 207 (F))
Nursing homes; notification to residents, etc., of sex offenders residing in facility. Amending  9.1-914 and 32.1-127. (Patron-Griffith, HB 415 (C))
Nursing homes, etc.; authorized to hire certain persons convicted of misdemeanors. Amending  32.1-126.01, 32.1-162.9:1, and 63.2-1720. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1398 (Chapter 701); Hawkins, SB 620 (Chapter 764))
Phenylketonuria; special foods for management thereof. Amending 32.1-67. (Patron-Gear, HB 1607 (C))
Physician assistants; provides that they may sign various forms and certificates, and provide medical information, etc. Amending 2.2-2818, 22.1-178, 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, 54.1-3812, 59.1-297, 59.1-298, 63.2-1716, and 63.2-1808. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 300 (Chapter 396))
Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying Risk Management Plans for; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 183 (P); Newman, SJR 90 (P))
Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Lucas, SB 422 (C))
Prisoners; requires assessment of those with infectious diseases to determine work and housing assignments. Amending  53.1-33 and 53.1-34. (Patron-Amundson, HB 603 (F))
Public health; Board of Health may declare area hazardous thereto and require sewer services. Amending  32.1-13. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 129 (C))
Public school students; annual body mass index assessments required. Adding  22.1-273.2. (Patron-Orrock, HB 338 (F))
Registered nurses; Board of Health to require circulator duties during surgical procedures be performed thereby. Amending 32.1-127. (Patron-Cox, HB 555 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include medicines and drugs purchased by nursing homes, etc. Amending  58.1-609.10. (Patron-Stosch, SB 110 (Chapter 217))
Sewage sludge; prohibited from being stored at site where it is being land applied for more than three days. Amending 32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Hogan, HB 690 (F))
Sewage sludge; restrictions on land application thereof. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 688 (F))
Sex offenders; Crime Commission to study monitoring thereof in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 120 (P))
Sexually transmitted infections; requires four-year colleges and universities to provide STI testing free of charge to students. Amending  23-9.2:3.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 490 (C))
Sludge Management Permit Fee Fund; Board of Health to promulgate regulations establishing fee imposed on permit holders to be deposited into Fund. Amending  32.1-164.5. (Patron-Cline, HB 1134 (Chapter 353))
State employees; voluntary supplemental health coverage program offered for those who have primary coverage under TRICARE Military Health System. Adding  2.2-2818.1. (Patron-Cox, HB 311 (Chapter 93); Watts, HB 1064 (I) See HB311)
Stem cell research; authorizes research involving derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells, etc. Adding  32.1-162.23. (Patron-Shuler, HB 444 (C))
Stem cell research; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical and scientific issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 48 (P))
Stillbirth; modifies law relating to certificate of birth resulting therein. Amending  32.1-258.1. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 647 (F))
Tobacco Settlement Foundation; appointment of director. Amending 2.2-106 and 32.1-358. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1545 (V))
Tuberculosis; establishing library of isolates for purpose of disease strain analysis. Amending  32.1-50. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 13 (Chapter 46); Howell, SB 112 (Chapter 822))
Unborn child; cause of action for wrongful death thereof. Amending  8.01-50. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1191 (F))
Uninsured population; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study such factors as age, occupational status, income, and legality of residence. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 37 (I) See HJR158)
Unmarried women; prohibition on provision of certain intervening medical technology. Adding  54.1-2403.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 187 (F))
Vaccines; authorizes hospitals to provide for administration thereof for influenza and pneumococcus. Amending  54.1-3303 and 54.1-3408; adding  32.1-126.4. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 851 (Chapter 432))
Viral hepatitis; certain awareness program required. Adding 32.1-45.1:01. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1474 (F))
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