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HEALTH

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Abortion; forced or coerced against will prohibited. Adding 18.2-71.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1665 (F))
Abortion; illegal upon overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2124 (F))
Abortion; informed consent thereto shall include determination by physician. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cole, HB 2301 (F))
Abortion; Joint Commission on Health Care to study reasons women obtain. (Patron-Puckett, SJR 381 (F))
Abortion; prohibits those coerced and provides civil remedy. Adding  18.2-76.01. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2125 (F))
Abortion; requirement of ultrasound testing as part of informed consent. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Byron, HB 2808 (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 1883 (F))
Abortion or miscarriage; intent to produce or cause. Amending 18.2-71. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2648 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance, group; student medical leave of absence. Amending  38.2-3525. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1622 (Chapter 428))
Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. Amending  2.2-3705.5 and 63.2-1606; adding  32.1-283.5. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2158 (F); Ebbin, HB 3166 (F))
Aging, Department for; expands long-term care services. Amending 2.2-701. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2032 (Chapter 747))
Anesthesia for fetuses; doctors required to offer. Amending 18.2-76. (Patron-Cline, HB 2456 (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 (CD))
Biosolids; Secretaries of Natural Resources and Health and Human Resources to convene panel of experts to study impact of land application thereof. (Patron-Byron, HJR 694 (P))
Birth control; definition thereof. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2221 (F))
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 (CD); Watkins, SB 643 (CD))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases membership of board of directors. Amending  38.2-5016. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 774 (F))
Born and preborn human being; constitutional right to enjoyment of life. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2797 (F))
Brain and spinal cord injury registry; specifies conditions thereof. Amending  51.5-11. (Patron-Englin, HB 2732 (Chapter 666))
Burial expenses; increase the disregard from countable resources when calculating Medicaid eligibility. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2722 (I) See HB1953)
Carbon monoxide detectors; Board of Housing and Community Development to install in certain dwelling units, report. Adding  36-99.3:01. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1077 (F))
Certificate of public need; Commissioner may approve change to increase approved capital expenditure for a project. Amending 32.1-102.1 and 32.1-102.2. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2546 (Chapter 502))
Certificate of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies therefrom. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.1:1, 32.1-102.2, 32.1-102.3, 32.1-102.3:2, 32.1-102.4, 32.1-102.6, 32.1-102.10, 32.1-102.11, 32.1-102.12, and 32.1-122.05. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2155 (F))
Certificate of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies therefrom. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.3, 32.1-102.6, 32.1-102.12, and 32.1-122.05. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2277 (F))
Certificate of public need; establishes a two part review process for contested and uncontested applications. Amending 32.1-102.2, 32.1-102.6, 32.1-102.12, and 32.1-122.05. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2276 (F))
Child Fatality Review Team; Chief Medical Examiner to obtain and review presentence reports that led to death of child. Amending  32.1-283.1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2523 (Chapter 411))
Child support orders; provision of health care coverage. Amending  63.2-1900, 63.2-1903, 63.2-1904, and 63.2-1916. (Patron-Quayle, SB 944 (Chapter 600))
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-Tyler, HB 1593 (CD); Edwards, SB 206 (CD))
Childhood obesity; Board of Education to establish standards to facilitate prevention and reduction thereof. Amending 22.1-253.13:5, 22.1-270, and 22.1-275.1; adding  22.1-16.4. (Patron-Miller, SB 744 (I) See SB974)
Childhood obesity; joint subcommittee to study problem in public schools. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 637 (P))
Childhood obesity; local school divisions encouraged to continue efforts to address. (Patron-Tyler, HJR 727 (F))
Childhood obesity; school divisions encouraged to strengthen their commitment to prevention by increasing participation in healthy activity and emphasizing good nutrition. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 374 (F))
Childhood obesity; Superintendent of Public Instruction and Health Commissioner to work together to combat. Amending  22.1-23 and 32.1-19. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2214 (Chapter 43); Edwards, SB 974 (Chapter 55))
Children; parents’ right to make medical decisions (Abraham’s Law). Amending  63.2-100. (Patron-Welch, HB 2319 (Chapter 479); Rerras, SB 905 (Chapter 597))
Christopher Reeve Stem Cell Research Fund; Fund used for research involving human embryonic stem cells. Amending  23-286.1. (Patron-Waddell, HB 2256 (F))
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Department of Medical Assistance Services to consider disease management to reduce financial and clinical burdens upon Medicaid. (Patron-Dance, HJR 595 (F))
Concealment of dead body; prohibition against, penalty. Adding 18.2-323.02. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1777 (Chapter 436); Barlow, HB 2712 (I) See HB1777)
Cord Blood Bank Initiative; Department of Health to seek federal funding and support from Congressional Delegation therefor. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 583 (F))
Criminal history record information; dissemination by nonprofit entity to hospitals and organizations that utilize its service. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Janis, HB 3110 (F))
Criminal history record information; shall be disseminated to Department of Medical Assistance Services for screening individuals. Amending  19.2-389. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1195 (Chapter 12))
Criminal history record information check; businesses required to conduct and pay cost. Amending  32.1-126.01, 32.1-162.9:1, 63.2-1720, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1724, and 63.2-1725. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1210 (F))
Dextromethorphan (DXM); Health Commissioner to restrict access to over-the-counter medications containing drug. (Patron-Frederick, HB 875 (CD))
DNA analyses; certification of laboratories that perform. Amending  19.2-270.5. (Patron-Lucas, SB 286 (CD); Lucas, SB 1049 (F))
DNA analysis; probation officer shall review Local Inmate Data System and report identity of offender required to submit samples therefor. Amending  9.1-176.1, 16.1-237, 16.1-299.1, 19.2-303, 19.2-303.3, 19.2-310.2, and 53.1-145. (Patron-Bell, HB 3034 (Chapter 528))
Driver’s license numbers; nonissuance of license to persons with bona fide religious objections thereto. Amending  20-60.3, 32.1-292.2, 46.2-340, 46.2-342, 46.2-894, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1190.4, 63.2-1250, and 63.2-1916. (Patron-Wampler, SB 1315 (F))
Driver’s license, restricted; person, designated by court, may drive in pursuit of health care services for person residing in household. Amending  18.2-271.1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 886 (Chapter 553))
Driver’s license, restricted; person may drive in pursuit of health care services for person residing in household. Amending 18.2-271.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2266 (Chapter 194))
Electronic health records; requires those purchased by state agency to adhere to accepted standards for interoperability. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2198 (Chapter 635))
Electronic personal health records; Joint Commission on Health Care to study increased use thereof. (Patron-Watts, HJR 649 (F))
Emergency medical care system; adds provisions for additional performance improvement measures. Amending  32.1-111.3. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2161 (Chapter 15))
Emergency medical services personnel; required to report child abuse or neglect. Amending  32.1-111.4 and 63.2-1509. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 598 (CD))
Emergency Medical Services Registry and Statewide Trauma Registry; created. Amending  32.1-116.1 and 32.1-116.1:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2211 (Chapter 13))
Emergency preparedness; makes several revisions related to orders of isolation and quarantine. Amending  32.1-42.1, 32.1-48.06, 32.1-48.09, 32.1-48.010, 32.1-48.012, 32.1-48.013, 32.1-48.014, 32.1-48.015, and 54.1-3408; adding  32.1-48.013:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2845 (Chapter 699); Wampler, SB 1108 (Chapter 783))
Emergency preparedness plans; Department of Health to study adequacy thereof for residents of special needs facilities. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 129 (CD))
Emergency service providers; advanced life support procedures. (Patron-Quayle, SB 958 (F))
Engineers, licensed professional; Board of Health, et al., to accept private site evaluations and treatment works designs therefrom. Adding  32.1-163.6. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1950 (F))
Environmental Health Education and Training Fund; created. Amending  32.1-164; adding  32.1-248.3. (Patron-Suit, HB 2691 (Chapter 514))
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Reporting Among Clinical Laboratory Providers; Report of Department of Medical Assistance Services (Item 302 FF2, Chapter 3, 2006 Sp. I Acts). (HD 3)
False medical claim; increases civil penalty for attempt to defraud State. Amending  8.01-216.3, 8.01-216.5, 8.01-216.6, 8.01-216.9, 32.1-312, and 32.1-313. (Patron-Williams, SB 1183 (Chapter 569))
FAMIS Program; eliminates requirement the Department of Medical Assistance Services provide quarterly reports thereon. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 2299 (Chapter 407))
Feticide; penalty. Amending  18.2-32.2. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1631 (F))
Gamete donors; anonymous donations thereof prohibited in medical procedures. Adding  54.1-2403.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 412 (CD))
Habitual drunkard; Joint Commission on Health Care to study interdiction laws and effects of substituting term chronic alcoholic therefor. (Patron-Hall, HJR 700 (F))
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; clarifies powers to implement long-term care policy. Amending  2.2-212. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2033 (Chapter 399); Puller, SB 1024 (Chapter 10))
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of; coordinate disease prevention activities of agencies thereunder. Amending 2.2-212. (Patron-Moran, HB 3131 (Chapter 534); Miller, SB 1374 (Chapter 581))
Health care data reporting; repeals sunset provisions. Repealing fifth enactment of Chapter 902, 1996 Acts. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2367 (Chapter 21); Houck, SB 1112 (Chapter 6))
Health care facilities; establishes three-phase, three year plan for repeal of certificate of public need (COPN) program. Amending  2.2-1504, 32.1-102.1, 32.1-102.12, 32.1-276.3, and 32.1-276.5; adding  32.1-102.01, 32.1-137.18, and 32.1-137.19; repealing  32.1-102.1:1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2274 (F))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; commending its study of autism. (Patron-Shannon, HR 60 (P))
Health care practitioner; authority to send laboratory test results directly to patient. Adding  54.1-2409.4. (Patron-Frederick, HB 3061 (Chapter 887); Puller, SB 1341 (Chapter 930))
Health care providers; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of offering liability protection. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 701 (P); Newman, SJR 390 (P))
Health care providers; no charge for copy of bills. Amending 8.01-413. (Patron-Griffith, HB 3209 (F))
Health care services; billing information. Adding  38.2-3407.15:1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 144 (CD))
Health Commissioner; duties thereof. Amending  32.1-19. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2378 (Chapter 320); Quayle, SB 1240 (Chapter 797))
Health Commissioner; required to designate licensed physician to coordinate women’s health efforts. Amending  32.1-19. (Patron-Howell, SB 1225 (Chapter 793))
Health Commissioner; required to designate licensed physician to oversee minority health efforts. Amending  32.1-19. (Patron-Spruill, HB 3043 (Chapter 343))
Health insurance; corrects an erroneous cross-reference regarding definition of risk-based capital reports. Amending  38.2-5501 and 38.2-5503. (Patron-Colgan, SB 1317 (Chapter 360))
Health insurance; coverage for bone marrow transplants. Amending 38.2-3418.1:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 991 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for bone marrow transplants. Repealing 38.2-3418.1:1. (Patron-Byron, HB 2426 (F))
Health insurance; issuer to provide an employer with correct data regarding utilization of benefits and services by covered individuals. Amending  38.2-3434. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1336 (F))
Health insurance; local government employees’ participation in state employee health plan. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 9 (CD))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for CyberKnife procedures. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1975 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for evaluations of brain tumors. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2156 (F))
Health insurance; policy to state coverage for medical treatments under Medicare Parts A and B. Adding  38.2-3502.1. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2149 (F))
Health Insurance Coverage to Uninsured Population, Options to Extend; Report of Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (HJR 158, 2006). (HD 19)
Health insurance credits; increased for retired teachers. Amending  51.1-1400 and 51.1-1401. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 860 (I) See SB1218)
Health insurance credits; to include all retired school division employees. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-McEachin, HB 2866 (F))
Health maintenance organizations; establishes procedure which they may convert, without reincorporating, to an accident and sickness insurer. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-1016.1. (Patron-Newman, SB 1303 (Chapter 579))
Health records privacy; creates exceptions to disclose records to law-enforcement officers. Amending  32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2520 (Chapter 497))
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 (CD))
Health regulatory boards; summary restriction of licenses. Amending  54.1-2408.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2212 (Chapter 22))
Health Research Fund; investment of moneys therein would be governed by certain provisions. Amending  51.1-124.36. (Patron-McEachin, HB 2880 (Chapter 700); Stosch, SB 793 (Chapter 711))
Health spas; allows owner to transfer ownership of facility and all its contracts to new owner. Amending  59.1-296. (Patron-Suit, HB 3087 (Chapter 683))
Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Act; created. Adding 59.1-459.1 through 59.1-459.6. (Patron-Nutter, HB 425 (CD))
Hospice facilities; regulations shall include minimum standards for design and construction. Amending  32.1-162.1, 32.1-162.3, 32.1-162.5, and 63.2-1806. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1965 (Chapter 397))
Hospice programs; regulation thereof. Amending  32.1-162.3. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 343 (CD))
Hospital or health center commissions; membership. Amending 15.2-5204. (Patron-Rust, HB 2263 (Chapter 472))
Hospital regulations; provision allowing patients to receive visits from whom they desire. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Englin, HB 2730 (Chapter 516))
Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; created, report. Adding  32.1-127.4, 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6303, and 40.1-29.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1947 (F))
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 (CD))
Human papillomavirus vaccinations; requires health insurers to provide coverage thereof. Amending  38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3418.15. (Patron-McEachin, HB 2877 (F))
Human papillomavirus vaccine; added as required vaccination. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Ward, HB 1914 (I) See HB2035)
Human papillomavirus vaccine; optional vaccination for female students before entering the sixth grade. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2035 (Chapter 858); Howell, SB 1230 (Chapter 922))
Human research review committees; publication of results. Amending  32.1-162.19. (Patron-Shannon, HB 2567 (Chapter 413))
Income tax, state; contributions to Department for Aging to be used for Medicare Part D counseling. Amending  58.1-344.3. (Patron-Quayle, SB 954 (Chapter 601))
Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Watts, HB 2608 (F))
Income tax, state; deduction for organ donation medical expenses. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1489 (CD))
Income tax, state; deduction for unreimbursed organ donation expenses. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2220 (Chapter 636))
Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.12. (Patron-Watts, HB 2609 (F))
Indigent health care; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 644 (F))
Insulin and human growth hormones; Department of Medical Assistance Services to collect data on current costs thereof to State’s Medicaid program, report. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 397 (F))
Insulin and human growth hormones; Department of Medical Assistance Services to confer with U.S. Food and Drug Administration on guidelines relating to costs for State’s Medicaid program, report. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 713 (F))
Intensity based modulated radiation therapy (IMRT); state plan to include provision for payment of medical assistance. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Wittman, HB 3156 (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 (CD))
Land application of sewage sludge; regulation and management thereof. Amending  62.1-44.19:3; adding  62.1-44.19:3.1 through 62.1-44.19:3.4; repealing  32.1-164.2 through 32.1-164.7. (Patron-Byron, HB 2802 (Chapter 881); Newman, SB 1339 (Chapter 929))
Lead poisoning prevention; Board of Health to promulgate regulations to require physicians to make available to parents information on dangers thereof. Amending  32.1-46.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 3167 (Chapter 691))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of childhood cancer awareness. (Patron-Landes, HB 920 (CD))
Long-term care; joint subcommittee to study prepaid program for citizens. (Patron-Amundson, HJR 704 (F))
Lyme disease; adds to list of diseases required to be reported to Department of Health. Adding  32.1-37.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1743 (F))
Managed care; Department of Medical Assistance Services to continue expanding use thereof to new regions of state and additional eligibility groups. (Patron-Melvin, HJR 657 (F); Lambert, SJR 384 (F))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services to include a provision for electronic reimbursement to contractors, etc., for health care services. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Sickles, HB 3188 (Chapter 536))
Medicaid eligibility; young adults transitioning from foster care. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Blevins, SB 995 (F))
Medicaid Long-Term Care, Recent Federal Changes Affecting Asset Sheltering for; Report of Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (HJR 97 and SJR 122, 2006). (SD 12)
Medical assistance plan; DMAS to contract with DMHMRSAS for mental health services. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2038 (F))
Medical assistance services; increases amount of burial expenses disregarded from countable resources. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Nixon, HB 572 (CD))
Medical assistance services; state plan to include provision for medically needy aged and disabled individuals. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1325 (F))
Medical Assistance Services, Department of; recovery of third party liability payments. Amending  32.1-325.2. (Patron-Hall, HB 3138 (Chapter 535))
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 (CD))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; transition to elimination thereof. Repealing  32.1-102.13. (Patron-Landes, HB 1691 (Chapter 5))
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 (CD); Lambert, SB 684 (CD))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study how State should address existing and upcoming severe shortage thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 643 (F))
Medical examiner; to make an in-person investigation on scene or at morgue into cause and manner of death. Amending  32.1-283. (Patron-Bell, HB 3080 (F))
Medical examiner fee; county or city shall be responsible therefor. Amending  32.1-283. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2210 (Chapter 19))
Medical Examiner’s reports; shall be confidential except concerning death of prisoner committed in local correctional facility. Amending  32.1-283 and 32.1-283.4. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2393 (Chapter 868))
Medical practitioners; requires criminal history background checks therefor. Adding  54.1-2905.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1944 (F))
Medical products and services; State to purchase lowest cost appropriate. Adding  2.2-1118.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2815 (F))
Medical records; fees for copying. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2952 (F))
Medical records; no fee for itemized list of charges. Amending 8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1788 (F))
Medical services; State’s lien for payment. Amending  8.01-66.9. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1198 (F))
Mobile work camps; establishes standards therefor provided by railroad company for maintenance of way employees. Adding 32.1-211.1 through 32.1-211.4. (Patron-Lucas, SB 1423 (F))
Nonprofit hospitals; must provide returns and information to Department of Taxation. Adding  58.1-113. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2022 (Chapter 746))
Nursing facility or extended care services; extends sunset provision for certain certificate of public need. Amending Chapters 85 and 91, 2004 Acts. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1630 (Chapter 2); Herring, SB 740 (Chapter 8))
Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Program; Director of Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish program thereof. Amending  32.1-353.1, 32.1-353.2, and 32.1-353.3; repealing  32.1-353.4 and 32.1-353.5. (Patron-Watts, HB 2290 (Chapter 474))
Nursing home beds; authorizes issuance of certificates of public need for relocation thereof under certain circumstances. (Patron-Wittman, HB 1992 (Chapter 398))
Nursing homes; notification to residents, etc., of sex offenders residing in facility. Amending  9.1-914 and 32.1-127. (Patron-Griffith, HB 415 (CD))
Nursing homes; requires Board of Health to establish staffing standards therein. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 2607 (F))
Occupational safety and health; prevents Commissioner of Labor and Industry from assessing civil penalties on employer for cited violation thereof. Amending  40.1-49.4. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1354 (F))
Onsite sewage disposal system; certification of certain workers. Amending  10.1-2117, 15.2-2157, 32.1-163, 32.1-164, 54.1-300, 54.1-2300, 54.1-2301, and 54.1-2302. (Patron-Herring, SB 1270 (Chapter 924))
Onsite Sewage Indemnification Fund; indemnification claim time. Amending  32.1-164.1:01. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1949 (Chapter 448))
Onsite Sewage Indemnification Fund; limitations. Amending 32.1-164.1:01. (Patron-Suit, HB 2692 (Chapter 515))
Onsite sewage systems; requires Board of Health to establish program for operation and maintenance thereof. Amending 32.1-163, 32.1-164, 54.1-300, 54.1-2300, 54.1-2301, and 54.1-2302; adding  32.1-164.8. (Patron-Morgan, HB 3134 (Chapter 892))
Paternity; State Registrar of vital records to provide certified copies of sworn statements thereof. Amending  32.1-271. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2717 (F))
Phenylketonuria; special foods for management thereof. Amending 32.1-67. (Patron-Gear, HB 1607 (CD))
Power plants; Department of Health to study public health effects of using trona to mitigate emissions therein. (Patron-Englin, HJR 698 (F))
Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Lucas, SB 422 (CD))
Pregnant Women Support Fund; created. Amending  54.1-2403.01; adding  32.1-11.6. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 3183 (Chapter 822); Puckett, SB 1088 (Chapter 780))
Prescription drugs; Joint Commission on Health Care to study accuracy of discard dates. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 699 (F))
Prisoners; payment for health care costs by local and state correctional facilities. Adding  53.1-133.01:2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2034 (F))
Privileged communications; physician peer review and physician accreditation entities. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Albo, HB 3090 (Chapter 530))
Public employees; occupational safety and health program therefor. Amending  40.1-2.1. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2725 (F))
Public health; Board of Health may declare area hazardous thereto and require sewer services. Amending  32.1-13. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 129 (CD))
Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA); replaces current provisions in code with this act. Amending  32.1-292.2, 46.2-342, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2984, and 57-48; adding  32.1-291.1 through 32.1-291.25; repealing  32.1-287, 32.1-289, 32.1-289.1, 32.1-290, 32.1-291, 32.1-292.1, 32.1-293, and 32.1-295. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2684 (Chapter 92))
Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA); replaces current provisions in code with this act. Amending  32.1-292.2, 46.2-342, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2984, and 57-48; adding  32.1-291.1 through 32.1-291.25; repealing  32.1-287, 32.1-289, 32.1-290, 32.1-291, 32.1-292.1, 32.1-293, and 32.1-295. (Patron-Howell, SB 918 (Chapter 907))
Sewage sludge; local government to certify that site thereof in compliance with all local ordinances. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Byron, HB 2801 (F); Hawkins, SB 1313 (Chapter 390))
Sewage sludge; locality may adopt an ordinance that requires special use permit for routine storage. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Newman, SB 1300 (Chapter 927))
Sewage sludge; person seeking permits to apply to land to identify specific sites where it will be applied. Amending  32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Cline, HB 3170 (I) See HB2802)
Sewage sludge; prohibits land application thereof. Amending 32.1-164.5 and 62.1-44.19:3. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 3136 (F))
Sex Offender Registry; notification in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Amending  32.1-138 and 63.2-1808. (Patron-Bell, HB 2346 (Chapter 120); Howell, SB 1228 (Chapter 163))
Sex Offender Registry; nursing homes, etc., to register with Department of State Police to receive automatic notification of offenders within same zip code area. Amending  9.1-914, 32.1-127, and 63.2-1732. (Patron-Bell, HB 2345 (Chapter 119); Howell, SB 1229 (Chapter 164))
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 (CD))
Smoke Free Air Act; created. Adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.15; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1952 (F); Callahan, HB 2005 (F); Howell, A.T., HB 2245 (F); Oder, HB 2689 (F); Bell, SB 1161 (F))
Smoking; guilty of a misdemeanor if in certain proximity to medical oxygen source in health care facility. Adding  18.2-511.1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1652 (Chapter 430))
Southwest Virginia Health Facilities Authority; created. Adding 15.2-5368 through 15.2-5386. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2882 (Chapter 676))
Stem cell research; authorizes research involving derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells, etc. Adding  32.1-162.23. (Patron-Shuler, HB 444 (CD); Shuler, HB 1768 (F); Moran, HB 2857 (I) See HB1768)
Stem Cell Research, Joint Subcommittee Studying Medical, Ethical, and Scientific Issues Relating to; continued. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 584 (P))
Stroke prevention and care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 635 (F))
Suicidal students; higher educational institutions to develop policies to identify. Adding  23-9.2:8. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 3064 (Chapter 705))
Surgical complications; requires physicians to report from elective outpatient procedures. Adding  32.1-162.23 through 32.1-162.26. (Patron-Janis, HB 2583 (F))
Tanning facilities; requires parental consent for customers under age 15. Amending  59.1-310.1, 59.1-310.3, and 59.1-310.5. (Patron-Howell, SB 1231 (Chapter 575))
Tobacco Settlement Foundation Endowment; created. Amending 32.1-354, 32.1-356, 32.1-359, 32.1-360, and Chapter 488, 2002 Acts; adding  32.1-361.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 3111 (Chapter 345))
Traditional onsite sewage system; definition. Amending  32.1-163. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1951 (F))
Unborn child; unintentionally causing miscarriage or stillbirth thereof punishable as felony. Adding  18.2-36.3. (Patron-Landes, HB 2532 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; asbestos inspections. Amending 36-99.7. (Patron-Athey, HB 2414 (F))
Vision care services and products; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of current law impeding accessibility thereto. (Patron-Putney, HJR 641 (F))
Vital records; issuance of social security numbers. Amending 32.1-252. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 839 (F))
Water systems; Board of Health to implement chronically noncompliant systems. Amending  15.2-2146 and 32.1-167; adding  32.1-174.4. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2366 (Chapter 648); Houck, SB 998 (Chapter 774))
Wells, private; prohibits construction thereof within 50 feet of property line adjacent to agricultural property. Adding 32.1-176.5:2. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2102 (Chapter 403))
Workers’ compensation; establishes occupational disease presumption for police officers of Norfolk Airport Authority. Amending 65.2-402. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1635 (Chapter 616); Miller, SB 747 (Chapter 143); Rerras, SB 903 (F))
Worksite health promotion grants program; repeals program. Repealing  32.1-11.4. (Patron-Landes, HB 1690 (Chapter 4))
2007 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 09/04/07