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HEALTH

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(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Abortion; forced or coerced prohibited, penalty. Adding 18.2-71.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 429 (F); Smith, SB 762 (F))
Abortion; illegal upon overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 81 (F))
Abortion; licensure of clinics. 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, 32.1-133, and 32.1-135. (Patron-Lohr, HB 894 (F); Vogel, SB 437 (F))
Abortion; post-viability. Amending  18.2-75 and 18.2-76; adding 18.2-74.3; repealing  18.2-72, 18.2-73, and 18.2-74. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 422 (F))
Abortion; regulation of provider businesses. Adding  59.1-550 through 59.1-558. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 670 (F))
Abortion or miscarriage; intent to destroy unborn child, penalty. Amending  18.2-71. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1126 (F))
Absentee ballot and voting; adds women who are pregnant at time of applying to list of persons eligible. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Brink, HB 1062 (Chapter 425))
Accident and sickness insurance; coverage for the treatment of infertility. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 631 (F))
Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. Amending  2.2-3705.5 and 63.2-1606; adding  32.1-283.5. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 251 (Chapter 539); Ebbin, HB 857 (F))
Advance Health Care Directive Registry; created. Amending 54.1-2983 and 54.1-2985; adding  54.1-2994, 54.1-2995, and 54.1-2996. (Patron-Englin, HB 805 (Chapter 301); Barker, SB 290 (Chapter 696))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; required certified home inspection include evaluation of home’s heating and cooling systems, etc. Amending  54.1-500. (Patron-Vogel, SB 716 (C))
Betterment loans; Director of Department of Environmental Quality to determine eligibility therefor. Adding  10.1-1185.1 and 32.1-165.1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 1408 (F))
Birth control; adds definition. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1071 (F))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians who participate therein. Amending  38.2-5004, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5016, 38.2-5020, and 38.2-5021. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1306 (F); Saslaw, SB 568 (I) See SB211)
Blood donations; allowance of minors age 16 or older to donate. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1260 (Chapter 330))
Brain injuries; eliminates requirement that hospitals report to registry maintained by Department of Rehabilitative Services. Amending  32.1-116.1; repealing  51.5-11. (Patron-Puller, SB 197 (Chapter 563))
Breast and cervical cancer; coverage of treatment. Amending 32.1-325. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 1227 (F))
Breast tumor treatment; repeals requirement that patient sign consent form. Repealing  54.1-2971. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1025 (Chapter 77); Howell, SB 72 (Chapter 35))
Certificate of public need; exempting certain facilities in City of Richmond from requirement of obtaining. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 381 (F))
Certificate of public need; introduce institutional competition into a health planning region. Amending  32.1-102.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 502 (Chapter 292))
Certificate of public need; relocation of nursing home beds. Amending  32.1-102.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 398 (Chapter 664))
Charitable medical events; lack of notice to licensing board. Amending  54.1-2901, 54.1-3001, 54.1-3202, 54.1-3301, and 54.1-3801. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1222 (Chapter 674))
Childhood Obesity in Public Schools, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 74 (F))
Children’s teaching hospital; Board of Education to supervise programs for school-age children. Amending  22.1-209.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 241 (Chapter 46); Watkins, SB 357 (Chapter 151))
Conditional release; voluntary admission to state hospital. Amending  19.2-182.7, 19.2-182.8, and 19.2-182.9. (Patron-Brink, HB 480 (F); Blevins, SB 345 (Chapter 810))
Cord Blood Bank Initiative; removes certain language in order to make more federal funding opportunities available. Amending 32.1-69.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 66 (Chapter 285))
Death certificates; clarifies who shall file. Amending  32.1-263. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1471 (Chapter 137))
Death certificates; local health departments to have available upon request. (Patron-Lewis, HB 130 (F))
Decedent; identification of body by next of kin. Amending 32.1-283. (Patron-Watts, HB 278 (Chapter 433))
Emergency medical services; temporary suspension of permits and certificates pending hearing or informal fact-finding conference. Amending  32.1-111.5 and 32.1-111.8. (Patron-Orrock, HB 191 (Chapter 660))
Emergency Medical Services, Department of; established. Amending 2.2-221, 2.2-3705.5, 8.01-225, 8.01-581.17, 15.2-1518, 18.2-51.1, 27-8.1, 32.1-48.015, 32.1-127.1:03, 40.1-8, 46.2-694, 46.2-920, 46.2-1023, 53.1-133.03, 54.1-2819, 54.1-2901, 54.1-2969, 54.1-2987.1, 57-60, and 63.2-1606; adding  9.1-1300 through 9.1-1322; repealing  32.1-111.1 through 32.1-116.3. (Patron-Northam, SB 503 (F))
Emergency medical services personnel; clarifies definitions. Amending  15.2-1518, 32.1-111.1, 32.1-116.1:1, and 32.1-116.3. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 248 (Chapter 118))
Family caregivers; Joint Commission on Health Care to study support services therefor of elderly and disabled, etc. support organizations. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 238 (F); Stosch, SJR 102 (P))
Foods in public schools; requires Board and Department of Health to promulgate and periodically update regulations setting nutritional guidelines, report. Adding  22.1-207.4. (Patron-Barker, SB 721 (F))
Freestanding birth centers; licensing. Amending  32.1-123, 32.1-125, 32.1-126, and 32.1-133; adding  32.1-127.02. (Patron-Pogge, HB 530 (F); Quayle, SB 204 (F))
Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions. Amending  2.2-713, 32.1-288, 32.1-301, 54.1-2800, 54.1-2807, 54.1-2825, and 57-27.3; adding  54.1-2807.2 and 54.1-2807.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1484 (C))
Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Award Program; school divisions to implement standards. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 73 (F))
Health care, indigent; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 35 (F))
Health care professionals, licensed; Joint Commission on Health Care to study considering competence as condition of license renewal. (Patron-Hall, HJR 174 (F); Amundson, HJR 207 (F))
Health care professionals, licensed; Joint Commission on Health Care to study considering competence of those not granted deemed status as condition of license renewal. (Patron-Houck, SJR 128 (F))
Health care providers; those responding to disaster immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225.01, 8.01-581.1, 38.2-324, 44-146.16, 44-146.17, 44-146.18:1, 44-146.23, and 59.1-526; adding  8.01-225.02. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 403 (Chapter 121); Newman, SB 657 (Chapter 157))
Health, Department of; established as radiation control agency. Amending  32.1-227, 32.1-228, 32.1-229, 32.1-229.01, 32.1-229.1, 32.1-229.2, 32.1-232.1, 32.1-233, 32.1-235, and 32.1-238; adding  32.1-228.1, 32.1-229.3, and 32.1-234.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1420 (Chapter 466); Miller, J.C., SB 514 (Chapter 41))
Health, Department of; payment for medical care services. Amending  32.1-11. (Patron-Plum, HB 1265 (Chapter 81); Saslaw, SB 579 (Chapter 42))
Health insurance; coverage for alternatives to surgery. Adding 38.2-3407.9:03. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 667 (F))
Health insurance; repeals provision requiring coverage for bone marrow transplants for treatment of breast cancer. Amending 2.2-2818; repealing  38.2-3418.1:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 785 (Chapter 420))
Health insurance carriers; hospital disclosure of contractual arrangements. Amending  2.2-3705.6; adding  32.1-276.5:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 603 (Chapter 71); Edwards, SB 396 (Chapter 102))
Health maintenance organizations; removes certain limitations on deductibles. Amending  38.2-4303. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 397 (Chapter 214))
Health Professions, Department of; investigative procedures. Amending  54.1-2506. (Patron-Edwards, SB 218 (Chapter 37))
Health records; providing information after execution of search warrant, etc. Amending  32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1040 (Chapter 315))
Hospice facilities; continued operation of certain. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 604 (Chapter 72))
Hospital emergency departments; ability to access electronic health records. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 247 (C))
Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; established. Adding  32.1-127.4, 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6303, and 40.1-29.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 364 (C))
Hospitalization insurance; balance billing by nonparticipating physicians. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Cox, HB 318 (F))
Hospitals and health care providers; reducing medical fraud. Adding  18.2-188.2 and 32.1-135.3. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 340 (F))
Human immunodeficiency virus; informed consent for testing. Amending  18.2-62, 32.1-37.2, and 32.1-45.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 243 (I) See HB1100)
Human immunodeficiency virus; informed consent for testing. Amending  32.1-37.2, 32.1-45.2, and 54.1-2403.01. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1100 (Chapter 641))
Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis testing; parental consent for minors. Amending  32.1-45.1. (Patron-Melvin, HB 1213 (Chapter 191); McDougle, SB 227 (Chapter 339))
Human immunodeficiency virus, etc.; testing of persons charged with crime against women. Amending  18.2-62. (Patron-Vogel, SB 439 (Chapter 756))
Human papillomavirus vaccine; extends sunset provision requirement for 6th grade girls to receive. Amending second enactment of Chapter 858, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 188 (F))
Human papillomavirus vaccine; removes requirement for girls to receive immunization. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 89 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 722 (F))
Income tax, state; deduction for donations to health care sharing organizations. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Byron, HB 1513 (C))
Income tax, state; deduction for licensed medical caregivers. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Watts, HB 1049 (C))
Income tax, state; in-home health care tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.12. (Patron-Watts, HB 1050 (F))
Infant mortality; requires certain measures designed to lower. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-19, and 32.1-325; adding  63.2-704. (Patron-Moran, HB 1190 (F))
Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. Amending  44-146.17 and 65.2-402.1. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 532 (F); Northam, SB 500 (F))
Infectious diseases; residential or day program, etc. licensed by State to report cases. Amending  32.1-37. (Patron-Englin, HB 806 (Chapter 367); Whipple, SB 463 (Chapter 412))
Influenza vaccinations; Department of Health to publish on its website information thereon. Adding  32.1-46.02. (Patron-Lucas, SB 702 (F))
Informed consent for abortion; ultrasound required before performing to determine gestation age. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Byron, HB 1315 (F))
Involuntary commitment; independent examination. Amending 32.1-127.1:03 and 37.2-815. (Patron-Edwards, SB 217 (I) See SB246)
Long-term care needs; Joint Commission on Health Care to study alternative solutions. (Patron-Plum, HJR 69 (F))
Medicaid; eligibility for young adults transitioning from foster care. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Purkey, HB 98 (F))
Medical advisory committees and consultants; privileged communications. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 382 (C))
Medical assistance plan; Department of Medical Assistance Services to contract with Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services for mental health services. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 510 (C))
Medical assistance services; increases amount disregarded from countable resources. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Griffith, HB 413 (F))
Medical bills and charges; patient, patient’s attorney, etc. may obtain list at no cost. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 143 (F))
Medical errors; Joint Commission on Health Care to study various responses. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 101 (F))
Medical examiner’s investigation; examination of body. Amending 32.1-283. (Patron-Deeds, SB 354 (C))
Medical Facilities Plan; Board of Health to appoint and convene task force. Adding  32.1-102.2:1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 396 (Chapter 501))
Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. Amending  8.01-581.1 and 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 501 (Chapter 169); Norment, SB 602 (Chapter 205))
Medical records; fees for copying. Amending  8.01-413. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 145 (F); Griffith, HB 551 (C))
Medical records; persons involved in civil commitment process to access. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  37.2-804.2. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1146 (F))
Medicine; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct follow-up review of effectiveness of Board of Medicine in regulating practice, report. (Patron-Puller, SJR 47 (F))
Medicine, Board of; certain information to be made available thereto. Amending  54.1-2910.1. (Patron-Northam, SB 495 (Chapter 479))
Mental Health Needs and Treatment of Young Minority Adults, Joint Commission on Health Care Studying; continued. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 46 (P))
Mental health records; disclosure of subject of an involuntary commitment procedure’s records to any magistrate, etc. Amending  16.1-337, 19.2-169.6, and 32.1-127.1:03; adding  23-4.3:2 and 37.2-804.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 782 (F))
Mental health records; health provider shall disclose information as necessary to provide care and treatment of minor. Amending 16.1-337, 19.2-169.6, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.2-808, 37.2-809, and 37.2-817; adding  37.2-804.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 576 (Chapter 782))
Mental health records; mandatory sharing. Amending  16.1-337, 19.2-169.6, and 32.1-127.1:03; adding  37.2-804.2. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1324 (I) See HB576)
Mental health system; Joint Commission on Health Care to receive, review, and evaluate impact of certain recommendations and legislation thereon. (Patron-Lucas, SJR 42 (P))
Mentally retarded; replaces term with intellectually disabled. Amending  2.2-212, 2.2-213, 2.2-214, 2.2-223, 2.2-507, 2.2-701, 2.2-704, 2.2-705, 2.2-1124, 2.2-1204, 2.2-1207, 2.2-1839, 2.2-2411, 2.2-2525, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2649, 2.2-2664, 2.2-2696, 2.2-2818, 2.2-2905, 2.2-3705.3, 2.2-3705.5, 2.2-4344, 2.2-5201, 2.2-5206, 2.2-5300, 4.1-305, 8.01-654.2, 9.1-111, 9.1-901, 15.2-964, 15.2-2291, 15.2-5386, 16.1-241, 16.1-269.1, 16.1-275, 16.1-278.8, 16.1-278.8:01, 16.1-278.11, 16.1-280, 16.1-293.1, 16.1-336, 16.1-345, 16.1-356, 16.1-357, 16.1-361, 18.2-10, 18.2-73, 18.2-74, 18.2-251, 18.2-251.01, 18.2-252, 18.2-254, 18.2-254.1, 18.2-258.1, 18.2-271.2, 18.2-308.1:1, 18.2-308.2:2, 18.2-369, 19.2-123, 19.2-169.1, 19.2-169.2, 19.2-169.3, 19.2-169.5, 19.2-175, 19.2-182.2, 19.2-182.3, 19.2-182.8, 19.2-182.9, 19.2-182.13, 19.2-182.16, 19.2-218.1, 19.2-264.3:1, 19.2-264.3:1.1, 19.2-264.3:1.2, 19.2-264.3:3, 19.2-301, 19.2-302, 19.2-389, 19.2-390, 20-88, 22.1-7, 22.1-205, 22.1-209.2, 22.1-213, 22.1-214.2, 22.1-214.3, 22.1-215, 22.1-217.1, 22.1-253.13:2, 22.1-272.1, 22.1-319, 23-38.2, 25.1-100, 29.1-313, 32.1-45.1, 32.1-59, 32.1-64.1, 32.1-65, 32.1-73.7, 32.1-102.1, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-124, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-127.01, 32.1-127.1:03, 32.1-127.1:04, 32.1-135.2, 32.1-276.3, 32.1-276.8, 32.1-283, 32.1-283.1, 32.1-325, 32.1-351.2, 36-96.6, 37.2-100, 37.2-200, 37.2-203, 37.2-204, 37.2-300, 37.2-303, 37.2-306, 37.2-315 through 37.2-319, 37.2-403, 37.2-409, 37.2-416, 37.2-423, 37.2-500, 37.2-504, 37.2-505, 37.2-506, 37.2-508, 37.2-509, 37.2-600, 37.2-601, 37.2-605, 37.2-608, 37.2-716, 37.2-802, 37.2-806, 37.2-900, 37.2-900.1, 37.2-909, 37.2-912, 37.2-919, 37.2-1018, 37.2-1101, 38.2-3323, 38.2-3409, 38.2-3412.1, 38.2-3418.5, 46.2-400, 46.2-401, 46.2-1229, 51.5-1, 51.5-2, 51.5-3, 51.5-14.1, 51.5-30, 51.5-31, 51.5-39.2, 51.5-39.7, 51.5-39.8, 51.5-39.12, 53.1-32, 53.1-40.2, 53.1-136, 53.1-145, 54.1-2715, 54.1-2726, 54.1-2970, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2986, 54.1-2987.1, 54.1-3408, 54.1-3408.01, 54.1-3437.1, 54.1-3506, 56-484.19, 57-2.02, 57-60, 63.2-100, 63.2-1503, 63.2-1528, 63.2-1603, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1726, 63.2-1735, 63.2-1805, 66-18, and 66-20. (Patron-Howell, SB 687 (I) See SB620)
Mentally retarded; replaces term with intellectually disabled. Amending  2.2-212, 2.2-213, 2.2-214, 2.2-223, 2.2-507, 2.2-701, 2.2-704, 2.2-705, 2.2-1124, 2.2-1204, 2.2-1207, 2.2-1839, 2.2-2411, 2.2-2525, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2649, 2.2-2664, 2.2-2696, 2.2-2818, 2.2-2905, 2.2-3705.3, 2.2-3705.5, 2.2-4344, 2.2-5201, 2.2-5206, 2.2-5300, 4.1-305, 9.1-111, 9.1-901, 15.2-964, 15.2-2291, 15.2-5386, 16.1-241, 16.1-269.1, 16.1-275, 16.1-278.8, 16.1-278.8:01, 16.1-278.11, 16.1-280, 16.1-293.1, 16.1-336, 16.1-345, 16.1-356, 16.1-357, 16.1-361, 18.2-73, 18.2-74, 18.2-251, 18.2-251.01, 18.2-252, 18.2-254, 18.2-254.1, 18.2-258.1, 18.2-271.2, 18.2-308.1:1, 18.2-308.2:2, 18.2-369, 19.2-123, 19.2-169.1, 19.2-169.2, 19.2-169.3, 19.2-169.5, 19.2-175, 19.2-182.2, 19.2-182.3, 19.2-182.8, 19.2-182.9, 19.2-182.13, 19.2-182.16, 19.2-218.1, 19.2-264.3:1, 19.2-264.3:1.1, 19.2-264.3:1.2, 19.2-301, 19.2-302, 19.2-389, 19.2-390, 20-88, 22.1-7, 22.1-205, 22.1-209.2, 22.1-213, 22.1-214.2, 22.1-214.3, 22.1-215, 22.1-217.1, 22.1-253.13:2, 22.1-272.1, 22.1-319, 23-38.2, 25.1-100, 29.1-313, 32.1-45.1, 32.1-59, 32.1-64.1, 32.1-65, 32.1-73.7, 32.1-102.1, 32.1-122.5, 32.1-124, 32.1-125.1, 32.1-127.01, 32.1-127.1:03, 32.1-127.1:04, 32.1-135.2, 32.1-276.3, 32.1-276.8, 32.1-283, 32.1-283.1, 32.1-325, 32.1-351.2, 36-96.6, 37.2-100, 37.2-200, 37.2-203, 37.2-204, 37.2-300, 37.2-303, 37.2-306, 37.2-315 through 37.2-319, 37.2-403, 37.2-409, 37.2-416, 37.2-423, 37.2-500, 37.2-504, 37.2-505, 37.2-506, 37.2-508, 37.2-509, 37.2-600, 37.2-601, 37.2-605, 37.2-608, 37.2-716, 37.2-802, 37.2-806, 37.2-900, 37.2-900.1, 37.2-909, 37.2-912, 37.2-919, 37.2-1018, 37.2-1101, 38.2-3323, 38.2-3409, 38.2-3412.1, 38.2-3418.5, 46.2-400, 46.2-401, 46.2-1229, 51.5-1, 51.5-2, 51.5-3, 51.5-14.1, 51.5-30, 51.5-31, 51.5-39.2, 51.5-39.7, 51.5-39.8, 51.5-39.12, 53.1-32, 53.1-40.2, 53.1-136, 53.1-145, 54.1-2715, 54.1-2726, 54.1-2970, 54.1-2982, 54.1-2986, 54.1-2987.1, 54.1-3408, 54.1-3408.01, 54.1-3437.1, 54.1-3506, 56-484.19, 57-2.02, 57-60, 63.2-100, 63.2-1503, 63.2-1528, 63.2-1603, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1726, 63.2-1735, 63.2-1805, 66-18, and 66-20. (Patron-Caputo, HB 760 (Chapter 821); Ticer, SB 620 (Chapter 832))
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus; required to be reported to Department of Health. Amending  32.1-49. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 22 (F))
Neurotrauma Initiative Advisory Board; changes reporting requirements. Amending  51.5-12.3. (Patron-Hanger, SB 494 (Chapter 40))
Nonemergency medical transportation; creates new DMV permit for providers. Amending  46.2-711 and 46.2-2000; adding 46.2-2099.44, 46.2-2099.45, and 46.2-2099.46. (Patron-Puckett, SB 414 (F))
Nonprofessional entities; practice of medicine. Amending 54.1-111. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 605 (Chapter 358))
Nursing facilities; those in continuing care retirement communities in Planning District 8 to participate in Medical Assistance Program. Amending  32.1-102.3:1; adding  32.1-102.3:1.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 819 (Chapter 857))
Nursing facility beds; Health Commissioner to issue Request for Applications in Planning District 9. (Patron-Houck, SB 672 (C))
Nursing home beds; Health Commissioner may accept applications and issue certificates of public need. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1532 (C))
Nursing home or facility beds; Health Commissioner may accept and issue applications therefor in Planning District 3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1498 (Chapter 802))
Nursing homes; Board of Health to establish staffing standards. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Watts, HB 1046 (F))
Onsite treatment works; Board of Health et al., to accept designs from professional engineers. Adding  32.1-163.6. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1166 (Chapter 515))
Organs and tissue, transplantable; consent to remove. Amending 32.1-283. (Patron-Alexander, HB 216 (Chapter 287))
Physicians or other health care practitioners; barring from prescribing an alternative brand of medication because of financial incentives, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 79 (P))
Prescription drug benefits; penalty for conviction of certain drug-related crimes. Adding  32.1-325.5. (Patron-Puckett, SB 406 (F))
Prisoners; health care costs. Adding  53.1-133.01:2. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1273 (F))
Prisoners; medical and psychiatric benefits. Adding  53.1-40.11. (Patron-Puller, SB 138 (C))
Public benefits; restrictions on granting. Amending  32.1-325.03 and 63.2-503.1; adding  15.2-110. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1026 (F))
Public health emergencies; Commission on Local Government to study need for contingency plans for local governing bodies to operate in event thereof. (Patron-Sickles, HJR 156 (F))
Public school students; school board to provide program for kidney disease screening. Adding  22.1-273.2. (Patron-Hull, HB 1440 (F))
Public schools; abortion services prohibited. Adding  22.1-7.1. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1538 (C); Obenshain, SB 542 (F))
Radioactive waste, low level; Department of Health to study long-term options for disposal thereof. (Patron-McEachin, SJR 133 (F))
Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; specifies procedure for resolving situations when there is conflict between an advanced health care directive, etc. Amending  32.1-291.21, 32.1-292.2, and 46.2-342; repealing  32.1-290.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1299 (Chapter 82))
Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places. Amending 18.2-511.1; adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.17; repealing 15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Morgan, HB 821 (F); Whipple, SB 298 (F))
Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties. Amending  18.2-511.1; adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.16; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 500 (F))
Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties. Amending  18.2-511.1; adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.17; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 572 (F))
Smoking; prohibited in restaurants. Amending  15.2-2800, 15.2-2801, 15.2-2804, 15.2-2805, and 15.2-2806; adding 32.1-370 through 32.1-377. (Patron-Locke, SB 501 (F))
State hospitals; discharge plans upon release. Amending  37.2-837. (Patron-Edwards, SB 141 (Chapter 263))
Stroke Triage Plan; Board of Health to develop and maintain as component of Emergency Medical Services Plan. Amending 32.1-111.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 479 (Chapter 66); Blevins, SB 344 (Chapter 567))
Students, first-time; preadmission physical examinations. Amending  22.1-270. (Patron-Lohr, HB 896 (F); Obenshain, SB 557 (F))
Successor Asbestos-Related Liability Fairness Act; created. Adding  8.01-698 through 8.01-704. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 142 (F))
Surgical complications; requires physicians to report. Adding 32.1-162.23, 32.1-162.24, and 32.1-162.25. (Patron-Janis, HB 1543 (F))
Toxic substances; removes requirement Board of Health report to General Assembly and Governor biennially. Amending  32.1-245. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1089 (Chapter 671))
Tuition Assistance Grants; eligibility for students attending Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Patron-Nutter, HB 979 (Chapter 670))
Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize a fetus prior to abortion and to include informational materials thereon. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cline, HB 1556 (F))
VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report. Amending  2.2-2101 and 38.2-3407.12; adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-377 and 38.2-3438 through 38.2-3446. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 578 (F))
VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report. Amending  2.2-2101 and 38.2-3407.12; adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-377 and 38.2-3438 through 38.2-3447. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 593 (F))
Vision care services and products; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of current law impeding accessibility to consumers. (Patron-Putney, HJR 172 (F); Sickles, HJR 193 (F))
Volunteer rescue squads; replaces term with agency, entity, etc. licensed or certified by Office of Emergency Medical Services. Amending  32.1-111.9. (Patron-Orrock, HB 192 (Chapter 61))
Wells, private; prohibition on construction of certain. Amending 32.1-176.5:2. (Patron-Orrock, HB 193 (Chapter 62); Oder, HB 404 (F))
World Health Organization; memorializing Congress to support participation of Republic of China (Taiwan) therein. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 58 (F))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - 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 12/19/08