Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. (SB635)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adult Fatality Review Team; duties; membership; confidentiality; penalties; report; etc. 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


01/17/2006Presented and ordered printed 065710744
01/17/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB635)
02/08/2006Continued to 2007 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)