Home health care organization; establish policies for maintaining a drug-free workplace. (HB708)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home health aides; drug testing.  Prohibits a home health care organization from employing a person who has been found guilty of possessing or distributing drugs unless the home health care organization finds that the person has been successfully rehabilitated and is not a risk to consumers, and requires a home health organization to investigate any complaints alleging that a home health aide employed by the organization has possessed or distributed illegal drugs in the course of his employment. Such investigation may include a substance abuse screening and, where the screening gives reasonable cause to believe that the person has been using drugs, may require a drug test. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103413D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #3
02/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/04/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Committee substitute printed 10104410D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute rejected 10104410D-H1
02/09/2010Floor substitute printed 10105150D-H2 (Peace)
02/09/2010Substitute by Delegate Peace agreed to 10105150D-H2
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB708H2
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2010Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/25/2010Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read third time
03/01/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB708ER)
03/09/2010Signed by Speaker
03/11/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 415 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)