Chronic diseases; Joint Commission on Health Care to study opportunities for early identification. (SJ325)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; chronic diseases; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study opportunities for early identification and preventive care of chronic diseases. In conducting its study, the Commission shall (i) examine clinical and other studies concerning the manner in which early identification and preventive care can be utilized to halt or slow the evolution of such conditions as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, obesity, and pneumonia into chronic and terminal conditions, (ii) assess the means by which Virginia can address fragmentation of services across the health care delivery system and the patient's community in order to enhance early identification and preventive care for chronic disease, and (iii) estimate the fiscal impact on the Commonwealth and private payers from such strategies. Read the Bill »


03/06/2009: Passed the Senate


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096983244
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2009Reported from Rules with amendments
02/02/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ325E
02/03/2009Printed as engrossed 096983244-E
02/04/2009Read third time
02/04/2009Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/16/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/23/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/23/2009Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009Taken up
02/26/2009Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ325ER)