SB 264 Sharing of protected health information between state agencies.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Sharing of protected health information between state agencies. Declares the coordination of prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability and the delivery of health care benefits to be (i) necessary public health activities; (ii) necessary health oversight activities for the integrity of the health care system; and (iii) necessary to prevent serious harm and serious threats to the health and safety of individuals and the public. The Departments of Health, Medical Assistance Services, Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and Social Services must establish a secure system for sharing protected health information that may be necessary for the coordination of prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability and the delivery of health care benefits when such protected information concerns individuals who (a) have contracted a reportable disease, including exposure to a toxic substance, as required by the Board of Health pursuant to 32.1-35 or other disease or disability required to be reported by law; (b) are the subjects of public health surveillance, public health investigations, or public health interventions or are applicants for or recipients of medical assistance services; (c) have been or are the victims of child abuse or neglect or domestic violence; or (d) may present a serious threat to the health or safety of a person or the public or may be subject to a serious threat to their health or safety. Pursuant to the regulations concerning patient privacy promulgated by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, covered entities may disclose protected health information to the secure system without obtaining consent or authorization for such disclosure. Such protected health information will be used exclusively for the purposes established in this section. The Office of the Attorney General will advise the Departments of Health, Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and Medical Assistance Services in the implementation of this section. This provision also amends the patient health records privacy statute to note that providers may make subsequent disclosures of patient records as permitted under the federal Department of Health and Human Services regulations relating to the electronic transmission of data and patient privacy promulgated as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. In addition, providers may disclose the records of a patient as authorized by law relating to public health activities, health oversight activities, serious threats to health or safety or abuse, neglect or domestic violence or as necessary to the coordination of prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability and delivery of health care benefits pursuant to the secure system for sharing protected health information.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 022052452  pdf | impact statement
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB264ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB264ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)  pdf

Amendments:
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 022052452
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/02  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N)
02/08/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/08/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/11/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/18/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/02  House: Read first time
02/18/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/21/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  House: Read second time
02/25/02  House: Read third time
02/25/02  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB264ER)
03/07/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (99-Y 1-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB264ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 835 (effective 7/1/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)