Nursing homes; notice of liability insurance coverage. (SB65)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes; notice of liability insurance coverage.  Requires nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to inform patients and residents about liability insurance available to pay claims of the patient or resident and to report such information to the Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner of Social Services, as applicable. Amends § 32.1-127, § 32.1-138, § 63.2-1805, § 63.2-1808, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/05/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101310D
  • 01/05/2012 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 01/24/2012 Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
  • 01/24/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB65)
  • 02/09/2012 Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2012 Committee substitute printed 12104654D-S1
  • 02/10/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Read second time
  • 02/13/2012 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/13/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12104654D-S1
  • 02/13/2012 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB65S1
  • 02/13/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB65S1)
  • 02/15/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/15/2012 Read first time
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 02/21/2012 Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (6-Y 16-N)
  • 02/21/2012 Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (5-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)


Frank minor writes:

This bill is an intruduction to frivilous lawsuits.Frivilious lawsuits only drive up operating cost or put business out of business.Assisted Living is an important service to provide.They are not Nursing Homes as almost all bills introduced in nursing homes are applied to the assisted living as well.Assisted living for the poor or auxiliary grant are on their way to be non existent.The current rate is $37.80per day is about 50% of the cost.All the general assembly has to do is simple close their eyes and continue to not support a decent increase and allow regulations to increase and assisted living for the poor will disapear.Their will not be anyone in the state willing to accept the poor unfortunate disabled individual in need.Some will be driven to a more expensive service,costing the state more money.Most state service are at the very least reimbersed their cost.Auxiliary grant does not cover cost.
Thanks for reading and allowing my input.This is a real situation and should be taken seriously.I care for all my fellows of mankind dearly,regardless of rich or poor.I hope the general assembly do the same.
Frankie Minor ,
President,Southwest Assisted Living Association
Administrator,Chestnut Grove Assisted Living,Lee County,Dryden Va.