Hospital discharge procedures; designation of individual to receive information and instructions. (HB1413)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospital discharge procedures; designation of individual to receive information and instructions. Requires hospitals to provide patients with the opportunity to designate an individual to receive information about the patient's discharge plan, together with information and instruction about any follow-up care, treatment, or services that the individual may require, and requires hospitals to provide a discharge plan and information regarding follow-up care, treatment, and services to the designated individual prior to the patient's discharge or transfer to another facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100903D
12/19/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1413)
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15103966D-H1
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1413H1)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103966D-H1
02/02/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1413H1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2015Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1413ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1413ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 106 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)


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.