Individuals with life-threatening conditions; Joint Commission on Health Care to study. (SJ339)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; ensuring care for those with life-threatening conditions. Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study ways to ensure that individuals with life-threatening conditions receive the care they need, regardless of resources. In conducting its study, the Commission shall (i) identify existing resources to help those without private insurance who don't qualify for Medicaid in emergency situations and ways to publicize any such resources, (ii) determine approximately how many such cases occur in the Commonwealth each year, (iii) examine programs in other states to provide assistance in such situations, and (iv) recommend effective solutions for addressing this problem in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094051201
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2009Reported from Rules
02/02/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read second time and engrossed
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
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/28/2009Left in Rules


Alison Hymes writes:

Bill has failed? 2/19 says Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote.