Advance Health Care Directive Registry; notification to physicians. (HB267)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Advance Health Care Directive Registry; notification by physicians.  Requires a physician, upon receiving notification that an advance directive has been made, to notify the declarant of the availability of the Advance Health Care Directive Registry. This provision will not go into effect until the Advance Health Care Directive Registry is created. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100792D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104394D-H1
01/27/2010Read first time
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104394D-H1
01/28/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB267H1
01/29/2010Read third time and passed House (92-Y 3-N)
01/29/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2010Reported from Education and Health with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Read third time
02/15/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2010Emergency clause added
02/15/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2010Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/17/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION EMERGENCY (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB267ER)
02/18/2010Signed by Speaker
02/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB267ER)
02/19/2010Signed by President
03/01/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16
03/01/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 3/1/10)
03/01/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This legislation enhances the legislation passed establishing the Advance Directive Registry by requiring notification of the availability of the Registry by doctors.