Hospital regulations; provision allowing patients to receive visits from whom they desire. (HB2730)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospital regulations; authorized visitor designation for hospital visitation. Requires hospitals to develop regulations allowing patients to designate any individual as next of kin for visitation purposes and to change the designation at any time. Read the Bill »


03/26/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074634299
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2730)
02/01/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 077653299-H1
02/02/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Read second time
02/03/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077653299-H1
02/03/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2730H1
02/05/2007Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/05/2007Communicated to Senate
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2730H1)
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2007Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2730ER)
03/01/2007Signed by Speaker
03/04/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2730ER)
03/26/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 516 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0516)