Infectious disease; establishes deemed consent to test for HIV & hepatitis B & C and release result. (HB2449)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notification of infectious disease. Establishes deemed consent to test for and release test results related to infectious disease in cases involving any (i) salaried or volunteer firefighter, paramedic or emergency medical technician, (ii) member of the State Police Officers' Retirement System, (iii) member of county, city or town police departments, (iv) sheriff or deputy sheriff, (v) Department of Emergency Management hazardous materials officer, (vi) city sergeant or deputy city sergeant of the City of Richmond, (vii) Virginia Marine Police officer, (viii) conservation police officer who is a full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, (ix) Capitol Police officer, (x) special agent of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or (xi) conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. This bill also changes the term "communicable disease liaison officer" to "exposure control officer" and removes language providing that a receiving facility has no duty to perform a test or tests beyond those necessary for the medical management of a patient delivered by an emergency medical services agency to the receiving facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093219736
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2449)
02/02/2009Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/03/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 094134736-H1
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094134736-H1
02/05/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2449H1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2449H1)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2449ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2449ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 478 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)