Registered nurse or physician assistant; authority to pronounce death. (HB181)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Registered nurse or physician assistant; authority to pronounce death.  Adds registered nurses employed by and physician assistants working at continuing care retirement communities to the list of individuals who may pronounce death under certain circumstances. Amends § 54.1-2972, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/09/2012 Committee
  • 01/09/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100561D
  • 01/09/2012 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/16/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB181)
  • 01/19/2012 Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/20/2012 Read first time
  • 01/23/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/24/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 01/24/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/25/2012 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/16/2012 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2012 Read third time
  • 02/20/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/22/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB181ER)
  • 02/22/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/22/2012 Signed by President
  • 02/23/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB181ER)
  • 03/07/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 136 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/07/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0136)


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 40 seconds.