Death certificate; timely return to funeral director. (HB1796)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death certificate; timely return to funeral director. Requires a funeral director to report to the Board of Medicine any physician required to complete a medical certification of death who fails or refuses to do so within 24 hours of the death, and requires the Board of Medicine to promulgate regulations requiring continuing education related to the requirements for completion and return of a medical certification to a funeral director for any physician who knowingly and willfully fails or refuses to complete a medical certification of death and return it to a funeral director within 24 hours of the death for a third or subsequent time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101907D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2013Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1796)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104730D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1796H1)
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104730D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1796H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1796ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1796ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013Passed by for the day
04/03/2013Communicated to Governor
05/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/13)
05/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.