Lyme disease; written information to patient when ordering laboratory test for presence of disease. (HB1933)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) with support from co-patrons Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires physicians to provide each patient for whom a test for the presence of Lyme disease is ordered with a notice about Lyme disease, about testing for Lyme disease, and about the need to contact his physician with questions or concerns about Lyme disease. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102771D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1933)
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104654D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104654D-H1
02/04/2013Amendment by Delegate Stolle agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1933EH1
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13104654D-EH1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (93-Y 5-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1933EH1)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13105259D-S1
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105259D-S1
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1933S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Pending question ordered
02/19/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105259D-S1 (56-Y 40-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (56-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1933ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1933ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 215 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 20 minutes.