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HEALTH

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Abortion; any person who forces or coerces pregnant female of any age to have against her will is guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor. Adding  18.2-71.2. (Patron-Smith, SB 504 (F))
Abortion; information required for informed consent. Amending 18.2-76. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 334 (F))
Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation. 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 393 (F))
Abortion or miscarriage; any person who uses means with intent to destroy unborn child is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Amending 18.2-71. (Patron-Jones, HB 986 (F))
Adoptee access; grants adult adoptees by-right access to their original birth certificate. Amending  32.1-261 and 63.2-1246. (Patron-Ticer, SB 567 (C))
Adult abuse; mandatory reporting by person employed in emergency department of any private or state-operated hospital. Amending 63.2-1606. (Patron-Athey, HB 1069 (C))
Advance Health Care Directive Registry; notification to physicians. Amending  54.1-2983 and 54.1-2995. (Patron-Englin, HB 267 (Chapter 16))
Adverse medical outcomes; pilot program created to assess disclosure programs in health care facilities. Adding 8.01-581.20:2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 306 (C))
Alternative onsite sewage systems; routine testing. Amending 32.1-163, 32.1-164, and 54.1-2301. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 332 (F))
Anesthesia; requires hospitals to develop written procedures for discharge of individuals who have undergone procedures requiring. Amending  32.1-127; adding  54.1-2973.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 347 (C))
Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors, Board for; regulation of home energy auditors. Amending  54.1-300, 54.1-500, 54.1-500.1, 54.1-501, and 54.1-516; adding  54.1-517.6 and 54.1-517.7. (Patron-Surovell, HB 833 (F))
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); expand employment programs for individuals therewith. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1099 (Chapter 307))
Autopsy; Chief Medical Examiner or their designees to perform to determine identity or cause of death of decedent, specimens shall be disposed of. Amending  32.1-283 and 32.1-284. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 301 (C))
Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to accept and approve request to amend conditions thereof issued to certain continuing care providers located in City of Norfolk. (Patron-Northam, SB 653 (Chapter 688))
Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to accept and review applications for relocation of certain nursing home beds. (Patron-Oder, HB 410 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 470 (Chapter 54))
Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to issue addition of Medicaid-eligible beds for certain nursing homes. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 148 (F); Martin, SB 58 (F))
Certificate of public need; Department of Health to provide public notification of public hearings for applications in which a regional health planning agency has not been designated. Amending  32.1-102.6. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1285 (Chapter 646))
Certificate of public need; establishment of psychiatric services. (Patron-Shuler, HB 371 (Chapter 623))
Certificate of public need; increases maximum amount of fees for an application and provides that such fees shall be divided equally between Department of Health and regional health planning agencies. Amending  32.1-102.2. (Patron-Howell, SB 358 (F))
Certificate of public need; relocation of nursing home beds from one facility to another facility. (Patron-Oder, HB 415 (Chapter 408))
Child support orders; eliminates ability of Department of Social Services to order 2.5 percent cash medical support payments from noncustodial parent when child is a recipient of Medicaid or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan. Amending 20-108.2 and 63.2-1900; repealing  63.2-1954.1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 728 (Chapter 243))
Childhood obesity; encouraging physical activity in public schools to reduce. (Patron-Petersen, SJR 85 (P))
Community services boards; access to medication assisted treatment. Adding  37.2-500.1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 336 (C))
Community services boards; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to study funding formula used to distribute resources. (Patron-Herring, SJR 90 (F))
Constitutional amendment; protection of an individual’s right and power to participate or to decline to participate in health care system or plan (first reference). Adding Section 15-B in Article I. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 7 (F))
Contractors, Board for; certification of direct exchange geothermal heat pump ground loop system providers. Amending  32.1-176.4, 54.1-1128, 54.1-1129, and 54.1-1130; adding  54.1-1129.2. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1310 (F))
Controlled substances; unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain, report required, penalty. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  54.1-3408.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1166 (Chapter 185))
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; Workers’ Compensation Commission to adopt rates for payment of claims for services allowed. Amending  19.2-368.3. (Patron-Howell, SB 88 (Chapter 780))
Critical care specialist; added to list of specialists who can determine when patient is brain dead. Amending  54.1-2972. (Patron-Howell, SB 13 (Chapter 46))
Defensive medicine; joint subcommittee to study alternatives to existing medical liability system that will reduce costs. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 14 (F))
DMV; authorized to use National Change of Address System to update its customer records. Amending  32.1-292.2, 46.2-324, 46.2-342, 46.2-416, and 46.2-606. (Patron-Stolle, HB 841 (Chapter 25); Watkins, SB 479 (Chapter 55))
DNA data bank; Department of Forensic Science to receive samples of human biological evidence to analyze, classify, and file results of DNA identification characteristics profiles. Amending 19.2-310.5. (Patron-McClellan, HB 314 (Chapter 502))
Driving under influence of alcohol arrests; an officer at a medical facility may issue a summons for violation thereof, and for refusal of certain tests. Amending  19.2-73, 19.2-74, and 19.2-81. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 770 (Chapter 840))
Drugs; certified emergency medical services personnel may administer and dispense. Amending  32.1-48.016 and 54.1-3408; adding  32.1-42.2. (Patron-Griffith, HB 798 (I) See HB173)
Education, continuing; on topics of substance abuse, addiction, and pain management for those licensed to prescribe controlled substances. Amending  54.1-2709, 54.1-2912.1, and 54.1-3219. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1169 (F))
Emergency medical technicians; certain technicians are allowed to administer vaccines to adults and minors under direction of operational medical director. Amending  32.1-46.02 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Stuart, SB 328 (Chapter 252))
Estate tax; dedication of revenues collected. Amending  32.1-127, 58.1-901, 58.1-902, 58.1-905, and 58.1-912. (Patron-Watts, HB 223 (F))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; changes eligibility. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Whipple, SB 266 (C))
Family health care; zoning provisions for temporary structures. Adding  15.2-2292.1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1307 (Chapter 296))
Geospatial Health Research; Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Technology to evaluate opportunities for developing a network therefor. (Patron-Barker, SB 549 (Chapter 679))
Group health insurance; policies and contracts sold to small employer are required to include coverage for mammograms, etc. Amending  38.2-3406.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 477 (Chapter 155))
Group life insurance coverage; extended to any persons mutually agreed upon by insurer and policyholder. Amending  38.2-3323. (Patron-Rust, HB 352 (Chapter 227); Howell, SB 465 (Chapter 374))
Health benefits plans; sale by foreign health insurers to persons in State. Amending  38.2-1802; adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6408. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 31 (F))
Health care and health care professionals; Department of Health Professions to study access thereto in Southwest Virginia. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 94 (I) See HJR124)
Health care data and reporting; increase public awareness thereof through nonprofit organization’s website. Amending  32.1-276.2 and 32.1-276.4. (Patron-Peace, HB 710 (Chapter 416))
Health care facilities; Board of Health to establish annual licensure and renewal fees. Amending  32.1-130, 32.1-162.3, and 32.1-162.9; adding  32.1-162.3:1 and 32.1-162.9:2. (Patron-Hope, HB 842 (F))
Health care homes, chronic; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility of developing in State. (Patron-Hope, HJR 82 (P))
Health care, indigent; Joint Commission on Health Care to study. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 27 (P))
Health care practitioners; exempt from liability when rendering services to patients of certain clinics. Amending  54.1-106. (Patron-Herring, SB 423 (Chapter 353))
Health care services; peer utilization reviews on reconsideration of an adverse decision. Amending  32.1-137.13, 32.1-137.14, and 32.1-137.15. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 11 (Chapter 395))
Health directors, local; Commissioner of Health may appoint non-physician qualified by experience in fields of public health and management to serve. Amending  32.1-30 and 32.1-31. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1097 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Amending  38.2-1802; adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6404. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 1367 (C))
Health insurance; mandated benefits for colorectal cancer screening. Amending  38.2-3418.7:1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1094 (C))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.16. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1182 (F); Wampler, SB 675 (Chapter 222))
Health insurance, basic; authorizes health maintenance organizations to offer and sell to small employers plans that do not include state-mandated benefits. Amending  38.2-3406.1 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 556 (Chapter 515); Reynolds, SB 642 (Chapter 687))
Health insurance choice; created. Adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6406. (Patron-Peace, HB 720 (C))
Health insurance coverage, catastrophic; Joint Commission on Health Care to study options. (Patron-Stolle, HJR 99 (P))
Health insurance purchasing pool; Secretary of Administration to prepare a program design for businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Adding  2.2-203.1:1. (Patron-Keam, HB 1130 (F))
Health insurance system, private; joint subcommittee on Healthcare Reform to recommend reforms. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 35 (F))
Health professionals; instruction on pain management and addiction. Amending  54.1-2930 and 54.1-3312; adding  54.1-3013.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1168 (F))
Health professions; disciplinary actions. Amending  54.1-2400, 54.1-2408, and 54.1-2409. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 662 (Chapter 414))
Health professions; nothing shall prevent any person from performing state or federally funded health care tasks directed by consumer. Amending  54.1-2901, 54.1-3001, and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Northam, SB 194 (Chapter 245))
Health records; penalty for delay. Amending  32.1-127.1:03. (Patron-McEachin, SB 639 (C))
Health services plan; hearings and investigations on effect of other state’s law. Adding  38.2-4229.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1377 (Chapter 704))
Health Spa Act; clarifies provisions by instituting consistent usage of term facility for location where health spa services are offered and health spa for person selling memberships. Amending  59.1-296 through 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297 through 59.1-298, and 59.1-306. (Patron-Knight, HB 1249 (Chapter 439))
Home health care organization; establish policies for maintaining a drug-free workplace, which may include periodic drug testing. Amending  32.1-162.9:1. (Patron-Peace, HB 708 (Chapter 415))
Hospice, home health care or personal care services; licensure for home care organization. Amending  32.1-162.2, 32.1-162.3, 32.1-162.4, 32.1-162.8, 32.1-162.9:1, 32.1-162.10, 32.1-162.13, 32.1-162.15, and 32.1-325. (Patron-Whipple, SB 265 (Chapter 790))
Hospital emergency departments; required to develop and maintain electronic health records. Amending  32.1-127. (Patron-Herring, HB 463 (F))
Human papillomavirus vaccine; eliminates requirement for females. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 686 (F))
Hunger and malnutrition; joint subcommittee to study extent and cost thereof in State. (Patron-Alexander, HJR 48 (F))
Immunizations; philosophical exemption. Amending  22.1-271.2, 22.1-271.4, 23-7.5, 32.1-46, 32.1-46.01, and 32.1-126.4. (Patron-Purkey, HB 189 (F))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy, exception. Adding 38.2-3430.1:1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 10 (Chapter 818))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy, exceptions. Adding 38.2-3430.1:1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 283 (Chapter 106); Martin, SB 311 (Chapter 107))
Influenza vaccine; certified emergency medical technicians-intermediate, or emergency medical technicians-paramedic services personnel may administer and dispense to minors. Amending  32.1-46.02 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Pogge, HB 173 (Chapter 179))
Inpatient and outpatient surgical complications; physician to report to Board in accordance with Board’s regulations. Adding 32.1-276.6:01. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 35 (F))
Limited service pregnancy centers; Department of Health to promulgate regulations for registration thereof. Amending Chapter 755, 2009 Acts; adding  32.1-162.15:1 and 32.1-162.15:2. (Patron-Herring, HB 452 (F); Northam, SB 188 (F))
Lyme disease; added to list of diseases required to be reported to Department of Health. Amending  32.1-35. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 36 (F))
Lyme disease; Board of Health shall include on list of diseases required to be reported. Adding  32.1-35.2. (Patron-Plum, HB 1288 (I) See HB512)
Lyme disease; required to be reported to Board of Health and prescription for long-term antibiotic use. Amending  32.1-35; adding  54.1-3408.2. (Patron-Comstock, HB 897 (I) See HB512; Hugo, HB 1017 (I) See HB512)
Mammograms, yearly; Health Commissioner to promote and emphasize as an effective tool in breast cancer prevention. (Patron-McQuinn, HJR 133 (P))
Marinas; regulation, establishment of Marina Fund. Amending 32.1-246; adding  32.1-246.01. (Patron-Dance, HB 287 (F))
Masks; prohibition on wearing in certain places, exception. Amending  18.2-422. (Patron-Cline, HB 869 (Chapter 420); McDougle, SB 532 (Chapter 262))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services to continue efforts to expand managed care of recipients throughout State. (Patron-McWaters, SB 697 (C))
Medicaid; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study program to identify opportunities to reduce waste, inefficiency, fraud, and abuse. (Patron-Cox, M.K., HJR 127 (P))
Medicaid; State to withdraw therefrom upon passage of federal health reform. Amending  2.2-213.1, 2.2-511, 2.2-617, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2649, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-4002, 2.2-4025, 2.2-4345, 19.2-389, 20-49.8, 20-88.02, 20-108.2, 22.1-274.02, 23-38.93, 23-50.16, 23-77.3, 24.2-411.2, 26-17.4, 32.1-27.1, 32.1-111.2, 32.1-111.6:1, 32.1-122.07, 32.1-123, 32.1-127, 32.1-127.01, 32.1-132, 32.1-137, 32.1-138, 32.1-138.2, 32.1-138.3, 32.1-162.8, 32.1-276.4, 32.1-276.5:1, 32.1-323.1, 32.1-325 through 32.1-325.2, 32.1-326.1 through 32.1-327, 32.1-330.1, 32.1-330.3, 32.1-331.12, 32.1-331.13, 32.1-346, 32.1-347, 32.1-351, 32.1-353.2, 32.1-353.3, 32.1-366, 32.1-367, 32.1-369, 37.2-837, 37.2-1024, 38.2-226.2, 38.2-508.3, 38.2-1318, 38.2-2201, 38.2-3405.1, 38.2-3407.12, 38.2-3407.15, 38.2-3408, 38.2-3430.2, 38.2-3431, 38.2-3541, 38.2-4300, 38.2-4306, 38.2-4319, 38.2-4320, 38.2-4320.1, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5509, 38.2-5803, 38.2-5804, 38.2-6007, 54.1-2523, 54.1-2709.2, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-3411.1, 55-19.5, 58.1-609.10, 63.2-608, 63.2-616, 63.2-1606, 63.2-1805, 63.2-1900, 63.2-1905, 63.2-1954.1, 63.2-2200, 63.2-2201, and 65.2-101; repealing 32.1-323.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 345 (F))
Medicaid fraud; Director of Medical Assistance Services may terminate or deny Medicaid provider contracts for a violation of statutes. Amending  32.1-312, 32.1-314 through 32.1-317, 32.1-321.3, 32.1-321.4, and 32.1-325. (Patron-Albo, HB 733 (Chapter 305))
Medicaid provider agreements; Director of Medical Assistance Services has authority to terminate. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Northam, SB 193 (Chapter 785))
Medical assistance services; provision of speech-language therapy. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1025 (F))
Medical Assistance Services, Department of; establishing pilot program for use of biometric data. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1378 (Chapter 870))
Medical care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study access thereto in rural Southwest Virginia. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 124 (C))
Medical emergency response plan and automated external defibrillators; required in health spas and certain state and local buildings open to public. Amending  22.1-274; adding 2.2-214.2, 2.2-1161.2, 15.2-922.2, and 59.1-296.2:2. (Patron-Hope, HB 843 (F))
Medical information; requires notification to Attorney General and residents of State if their unredacted or unencrypted information is subject of database breach. Adding 32.1-127.1:05. (Patron-Nixon, HB 525 (I) See HB1039; Barker, SB 224 (F))
Medical information; requires notification to Attorney General, Commissioner of Health, residents of State, etc., if their unredacted or unencrypted medical information is subject of database breach. Adding  32.1-127.1:05. (Patron-Byron, HB 1039 (Chapter 852))
Medical Injury Compensation Board; established, compensation for medical injury. Amending  2.2-3705.5, 2.2-4018, 2.2-4024, 8.01-38, 8.01-38.1, 8.01-52.1, 8.01-195.6, 8.01-195.7, 8.01-243.1, 8.01-385, 8.01-399, 8.01-407, 8.01-581.20:1, 17.1-405, 17.1-407, 17.1-410, 17.1-412, 17.1-900, 32.1-127.1:03, 38.2-117, 38.2-2228.2, 38.2-2800, 38.2-2801, 38.2-2900, 51.1-301, 54.1-2523, 54.1-2900, 54.1-2909, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-2912.3, 58.1-2501, and 58.1-2502; adding  8.01-273.2, 38.2-118.1, and 38.2-6400 through 38.2-6467; repealing 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-581.1 through 8.01-581.12:2, 8.01-581.13, 8.01-581.15, 8.01-581.20, 16.1-83.1, and 38.2-5020.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 87 (F))
Medical laboratory scientists and technicians; unlawful to practice unless registered with Board of Medicine. Adding  54.1-2957.14 and 54.1-2957.15. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 601 (C))
Medical services; State’s lien for payment. Amending  8.01-66.9 and 8.01-66.10; adding  8.01-66.10:1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 155 (C))
Medicare supplement policies; available to individuals under age 65 due to a disability. Adding  38.2-3610. (Patron-Englin, HB 265 (F))
Medicine, practice of; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct follow-up review of effectiveness of Board of Medicine in regulating, report. (Patron-Puller, SJR 46 (F))
Mobile camps and other railway work facilities; establishes standards therefor. Adding  32.1-211.1, 32.1-211.2, 32.1-211.3, and 56-129.2. (Patron-Lucas, SB 33 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit; health clinic of locality providing free medical services using volunteer health practitioners eligible to receive. Amending  58.1-439.18. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1224 (F))
Nurse practitioners; moves responsibility for licensure and regulation to Board of Nursing. Amending  13.1-543, 13.1-1102, 22.1-270, 32.1-11.5, 32.1-134.2, 54.1-2701, 54.1-2901, 54.1-2914, 54.1-3000, 54.1-3001, 54.1-3301, 54.1-3303, 54.1-3401, 54.1-3408, 54.1-3482, 54.1-3482.1, and 63.2-2203; adding  54.1-3044 through 54.1-3048; repealing  54.1-2957 through 54.1-2957.03. (Patron-Whipple, SB 263 (F))
Nursing homes; Department of Health Professions to study advisability of permitting use of medication aides. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 90 (P); Barker, SJR 80 (F))
Nursing homes; requires written acknowledgment that patient is fully informed about services. Amending  32.1-138. (Patron-Newman, SB 540 (Chapter 57))
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.; licensure required to submit emergency plans. Amending  32.1-129, 44-146.19, and 63.2-1701. (Patron-Bulova, HB 698 (C))
Nutritional guidelines; Board and Department of Health to develop for all competitive foods in public schools, report. Adding 22.1-207.4. (Patron-Athey, HB 1067 (F); Barker, SB 210 (I) See SB414; Vogel, SB 414 (Chapter 718))
Physicians, license; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to require presence thereof for certified skilled nursing beds in any state training center. (Patron-Newman, SB 538 (Chapter 355))
Prescription Monitoring Program; Department of Health Professions to collect data on and information about utilization by prescribers and dispensers. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 75 (I) See SJR73)
Prisoners; mandatory testing for HIV. Adding  53.1-33.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 160 (F))
Privileged communications; exchange of health care-related information between committees, boards, groups, etc., shall not constitute a waiver of privilege. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Northam, SB 191 (Chapter 196))
Psychiatric treatment; revises Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act and eliminates various cross references to adult commitment statutes. Amending  8.01-389, 15.2-1704, 15.2-1724, 16.1-280, 16.1-335, 16.1-336, 16.1-337, 16.1-338, 16.1-339, 16.1-340, 16.1-341 through 16.1-345.5, 16.1-346, 16.1-346.1, 16.1-347, 19.2-13, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.2-808, 37.2-809, 37.2-813, and 54.1-2400.1; adding  16.1-336.1, 16.1-340.1 through 16.1-340.4, and 16.1-345.6; repealing  37.2-812. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 248 (Chapter 825); Lucas, SB 65 (Chapter 778))
Residency training; accredited courses to be completed for licensure to practice medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. Amending  54.1-2930. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 335 (F))
Schedule VI prescriptions; allows practitioner to prescribe if there is an urgency to begin treatment or to prevent transmission of communicable disease. Amending  54.1-3303. (Patron-Dance, HB 286 (Chapter 74))
Signing death certificates; continuing education for physicians upon receipt of three or more complaints. Amending 54.1-2912.1; adding  54.1-2972.1. (Patron-Massie, HB 597 (C))
Standards of Learning; Department of Education to study feasibility of adding curriculum relating to healthy lifestyle choices and reducing childhood obesity. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 64 (F))
Students, public school; Board of Nursing to revise guidelines for seizure management and list of rescue medications for those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Amending  54.1-3005. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1376 (Chapter 188))
Successor corporations; applicability of limitations on asbestos-related liabilities. Adding  13.1-721.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 629 (F))
Umbilical cord blood education; Commissioner of Health to develop and post certain information on website. Adding  32.1-69.4 and 54.1-2403.02. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 85 (Chapter 69))
Unborn children; constitutionally guaranteed rights. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 112 (F))
Vaccination of school children; Department of Health to develop a plan for prompt vaccination of all students in State. Adding 32.1-47.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 270 (Chapter 73))
Virginia Cancer Plan Action Coalition; requested to report annually on changes to Governor, General Assembly, and Joint Commission on Health Care. (Patron-Dance, HJR 56 (P))
Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; created, report. Amending  32.1-122.7; adding  32.1-122.7:1 and 32.1-122.7:2; repealing  32.1-122.21. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 731 (Chapter 488))
Virginia National Guard; if called to active duty by Governor, health care, life and long-term care insurance will continue. Amending  44-102.1. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1233 (Chapter 861); Wampler, SB 613 (Chapter 811))
Virginia Workforce Development Authority; created. Amending 32.1-122.7; adding  32.1-122.7:1 and 32.1-122.7:2; repealing 32.1-122.21. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1304 (Chapter 187))
Vital records; Board of Health shall prescribe fee for a certified copy thereof. Amending  32.1-273. (Patron-Northam, SB 438 (F))
Water quality analysis; adds Bedford County to list that may establish testing requirements for compliance with existing federal or state drinking water quality standards. Amending 32.1-176.5. (Patron-Newman, SB 536 (F))
Workers’ compensation; adds salaried and volunteer lifesaving and rescue squad members to list of public safety personnel who are entitled to presumption that hypertension and heart disease are occupational diseases. Amending  65.2-402. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 955 (F))
Workers’ compensation; employer liability for medical services. Amending  65.2-605. (Patron-Puckett, SB 367 (C))
Workers’ compensation; establishes a limitations period during which a public safety employee may bring a claim for hepatitis thereunder. Amending  65.2-406. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1346 (F))
Workers’ compensation; health care provider rendering medical services outside State to an injured worker whose claim and injuries have been accepted as compensable shall be reimbursed for medical treatment in an amount equal to fee schedule. Amending  65.2-605. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1326 (C))
Workers’ compensation; specific types of cancers in firefighters and certain other public safety employees are occupational diseases compensable thereunder. Amending  65.2-402. (Patron-Dance, HB 156 (F))
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