Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. (HB2478)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. Authorizes the Governor to declare that a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease is a disease that is covered by the existing infectious disease presumption for firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and certain law-enforcement officers under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. The presumption currently exists for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. Such a declaration may be made after the Board of Health has issued an order for the purpose of suppressing the outbreak of the disease and the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of the disease that poses a danger to the life and health of the public. Amends § 44-146.17, § 65.2-402.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/14/2009 Committee
  • 01/14/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094303548
  • 01/14/2009 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/19/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB2478)
  • 01/23/2009 Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/23/2009 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/03/2009 Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)