Emergency medical services personnel; required to report child abuse or neglect. (HB598)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency medical services personnel; reporting child abuse; penalty. Adds emergency medical services personnel certified by the Board of Health to the list of those required to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062015440
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/2006Continued to 2007 in Health, Welfare and Institutions


Jason See writes:

Honestly I'm surprised that this isn't a already law somewhere on the books already....?

I can't image any decent EMT that wouldn't report suspected child abuse, but I guess that would be assuming that there aren't any bad EMT's out there!