Certificate of public need; introduce institutional competition into a health planning region. (HB502)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; fostering competition. Creates a preference for proposed services or facilities to be established in health planning regions in which a single health care provider system controls an aggregate of 40 percent of the existing acute care beds and earns more than $1 billion in aggregate annual net patient revenues when determining whether a public need for a project has been demonstrated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088139528
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB502)
01/29/2008Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (9-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Reconsidered by Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 1-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 HB502E
02/04/2008Printed as engrossed 088139528-E
02/05/2008Read third time and passed House (94-Y 2-N 2-A)
02/05/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to Senate
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB502E)
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB502ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB502ER)
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 294 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 292 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)