Emergency medical services; Board of Health to develop policies related to statewide providers. (HB1856)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency medical services; procedures and practice. Requires the Board of Health to prescribe by regulation a statewide operating procedure for activities performed by emergency medical services personnel and agencies. The bill also prohibits operational medical directors from prohibiting an emergency medical services provider from practicing emergency medical services in the absence of remedial or corrective measures or suspension. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100939D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1856)
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 2-N)
01/24/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104296D-H1
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104296D-H1
01/28/2013Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1856EH1
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13104296D-EH1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1856EH1)
02/04/2013Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (14-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 (HB1856ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1856ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 429 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)


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 3 minutes.