Newborns; critical congenital heart defect screening. (HB387)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Critical congenital heart defect screening of newborns. Requires the Board of Health to include in its regulations governing hospitals a requirement that every hospital implement a protocol for testing newborn infants for critical congenital heart defects, including performing pulse oximetry screening for newborn infants and providing appropriate follow-up and treatment for infants diagnosed with a critical congenital heart defect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101619D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2014Impact statement from VDH (HB387)
01/16/2014Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Committee substitute printed 14103927D-H1
01/23/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Committee substitute printed 14104268D-H1
01/24/2014Impact statement from VDH (HB387H1)
01/24/2014Read first time
01/27/2014Substitute bill reprinted 14104268D-H1
01/27/2014Read second time
01/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104268D-H1
01/27/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB387H1
01/28/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read third time
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB387ER)
02/12/2014Signed by Speaker
02/14/2014Signed by President
02/14/2014Impact statement from VDH (HB387ER)
02/20/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 4 (effective 7/1/14)
02/20/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB183.