HB2378: Health Commissioner; duties thereof.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2378
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled January 9, 2007
A BILL to amend and reenact § 32.1-19 of the Code of Virginia, relating to duties of the Health Commissioner.
Patron-- Hamilton

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 32.1-19 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 32.1-19. Duties prescribed by Board.

A. The Commissioner shall perform such duties as the Board may require, in addition to the duties required by law.

B. The Commissioner shall ensure, in the licensure of health care facilities, that quality of care, patient safety, and patient privacy are the overriding goals of such licensure and related enforcement efforts.