Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. (HB857)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


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 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 adult (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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086197492
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB857)
01/15/2008Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions (HB251-O'Bannon)
02/12/2008Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions