HB260: Health care providers; prohibited acts.

HOUSE BILL NO. 260
Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled January 10, 2012
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 54.1-2403.4 and 54.1-2506.02, relating to regulation of health care providers; prohibited acts.
Patron-- Cole

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding sections numbered 54.1-2403.4 and 54.1-2506.02 as follows:

§ 54.1-2403.4. Falsifying medical records.

Any individual who is licensed, registered, certified, or otherwise subject to the oversight of a health regulatory board pursuant to this subtitle who knowingly or intentionally makes any false statement or includes any false information in a patient's medical record is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

§ 54.1-2506.02. Providing false information.

Any individual who knowingly or intentionally makes a false statement or provides false information related to the subject of an investigation to investigative personnel of the Department engaged in the investigation of a complaint pursuant to § 54.1-2406 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.