Medically or ethically inappropriate care; cessation of care. (HB2153)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medically or ethically inappropriate care; cessation of care. Provides that, in cases in which a physician determines that medical care requested by a patient, his agent, or a person authorized to make decisions on the patient's behalf, an advance directive, or a Durable Do Not Resuscitate Order is medically or ethically inappropriate, the physician may cease to provide such care after making reasonable efforts for a 14-day period to transfer the patient to another physician who will provide the requested care. Amends § 54.1-2990, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101688D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB2153)
02/03/2015Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions