Eating disorders; Joint Commission on Health Care to study those diagnosed within State, etc. (SJ294)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Joint Commission on Health Care to study eating disorders in the Commonwealth; report.  Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study eating disorders in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, the Joint Commission on Health Care shall (i) determine the number of incidences of diagnosed eating disorders in Virginia; (ii) assess the adequacy of training provided public school educators; (iii) evaluate the adequacy of the curriculum relating to eating disorders in Virginia's medical and nursing schools and continuing education requirements for Virginia medical professionals; (iv) determine strategies by which Virginia can increase awareness of eating disorders, including their symptoms, effects, and preventive interventions; (v) assess the cost of treatment incurred by eating disorder patients borne by the Commonwealth's Medicaid program as well as by private health plans and employers; (vi) assess issues concerning access to care for eating disorders within the Commonwealth; (vii) generate recommendations for improving education, prevention, early detection, and treatment of eating disorders in Virginia and estimate the fiscal impact on the Commonwealth and private payers for the implementation of such strategies; and (viii) consider, as the Commission may identify, such other issues related to the objectives of this study. The Commission must submit its findings and recommendations to the 2012 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102085D
01/03/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/14/2011Assigned Rules sub: #1
01/28/2011Reported from Rules
01/31/2011Reading waived (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2011Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/2011Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2011Left in Rules