Certificate of public need; definition of project. (SB470)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of Public Need; definition of project. Provides that the relocation of no more than 10 nursing home beds or 10 percent of the beds, whichever is less, from one facility to another facility under common ownership or control that is located in an adjacent planning district shall not constitute a "project" and shall be exempt from the requirement of a certificate of public need, provided that the facility to which the beds will be relocated is in compliance with all other laws governing such facilities and, as of December 31 of the year preceding the year in which relocation is proposed, (i) the occupancy rate of the facility from which beds are to be relocated was, based upon the total number of beds for which the facility is licensed, less than 90% for that preceding year; (ii) the average occupancy rate of the facility to which beds are to be relocated was, based upon the total number of beds for which the facility is licensed, 95% or more over the previous two years; and (iii) prior to the transfer, the facility to which the beds are to be relocated was licensed for 50 or fewer nursing home beds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103682D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/28/2010Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Read second time
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB470ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 54 (effective 7/1/10)
03/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)


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 1 minute.