Adult fatality review teams, local and regional; established, penalty. (HB1558)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local and regional adult fatality review teams; penalty. Allows for the creation of local or regional adult fatality review teams upon the initiative of any local or regional law-enforcement agency, department of social services, emergency medical services agency, attorney for the Commonwealth's office, or community services board. The bill provides that such teams may be established for the purpose of conducting contemporaneous reviews of local adult deaths in order to develop interventions and strategies for prevention specific to the locality or region. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102298D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1558)
01/22/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Committee substitute printed 15103992D-H1
01/23/2015Read first time
01/26/2015Read second time
01/26/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103992D-H1
01/26/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1558H1
01/27/2015Read third time and passed House (92-Y 7-N)
01/27/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/29/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1558H1)
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1558ER)
02/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1558ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 108 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0108)


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.


spotter writes:

This bill might have prevented the Scott Schuett fiasco, in which the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Virginia Department of Social Services, the local Community Services Boards, and the Office of the Attorney General enabled, dissembled, and covered up the abuse and neglect of the disabled and elderly, including deaths. For more information about this appalling episode, please google Scott Schuett.