Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. (HB251)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adult Fatality Review Team. Establishes the Adult Fatality Review Team to review suspicious deaths 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, (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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083131664
12/28/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB251)
01/15/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2008Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
01/30/2008Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Read first time
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB251E
02/04/2008Printed as engrossed 083131664-E
02/05/2008Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/05/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to Senate
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB251E)
02/13/2008Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2008Rereferred to Education and Health
02/19/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB251E)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/25/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Read third time
02/28/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2008Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Placed on Calendar
03/03/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/03/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/05/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB251ER)
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB251ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 539 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)