Nursing homes; implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring in residents' rooms. (HB2130)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; electronic monitoring by patients. Provides that the governing body of a nursing home or certified nursing facility shall ensure that each patient admitted to the facility is informed of the right of any patient to implement electronic monitoring in the room in which he resides, the right of any patient to consent or refuse to consent to electronic monitoring in any room in which he resides, and the options available to any patient in cases in which he refuses to consent to electronic monitoring; directs the Board of Health to include in regulations governing nursing homes and certified nursing facilities provisions for the use of electronic monitoring devices by patients in nursing homes and certified nursing facilities that protect the rights of patients; and provides that no person shall be discharged or transferred from a nursing home or certified nursing facility solely because he implements electronic monitoring in any room in which he resides. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102431D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104395D-H1
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104395D-H1
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2130H1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2130H1)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2130ER)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2130ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2130ER)
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 674 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)


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.