Nursing homes; required by Board of Health to send notices and information about family council. (SB976)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes; information regarding family councils.  Provides that the State Board of Health shall require each nursing home and certified nursing facility to, upon the request of the facility's family council, send notices and information about the family council prepared by the family council and provided to the facility for such purpose to the listed responsible party or a contact person of the resident's choice at least bimonthly. Such notices may be included together with a monthly billing statement or other regular communication sent to a resident's family member or other responsible party. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102260D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/20/2011Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB976E
01/24/2011Printed as engrossed 11102260D-E
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB976E)
01/25/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Read second time
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2011Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2011Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB976ER)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB976ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 412 (effective 7/1/11)
03/23/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1818.