Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. (HB3166)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Adult Fatality Review Team; duties; membership; confidentiality; penalties; report; etc. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Health 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 similar fatalities. The Team is charged with reviewing the death of any incapacitated adult age 18 or older, and any adult age 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 that suggest abuse or neglect or (iii) whose death came under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pursuant to 32.1-283. The bill sets forth duties, membership, confidentiality, reporting, and other requirements for the Team. The bill also exempts any information acquired during a review from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Amends § 2.2-3705.5, § 32.1-283.5, § 63.2-1606, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/19/2007Committee
01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 076518300
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
01/25/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB3166)