Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. (HB969)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adult Fatality Review Team; duties; membership; confidentiality; etc.; penalties; report. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services and the Chief Medical Examiner to develop an Adult Fatality Review Team (Team) to review suspicious deaths of adults in order to create a body of information to help prevent future fatalities. The Team is charged with reviewing the death of any incapacitated adult aged 18 or older, and any adult aged 60 or older (i) who was the subject of an adult protective services investigation or (ii) whose death was due to abuse or neglect or acts suggesting possible abuse or neglect. The bill sets forth duties, membership, confidentiality, reporting, and other requirements for the Team. The bill also excludes any information acquired during a review from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063507300
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2006Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB969)
02/15/2006Left in Appropriations