Certificate of public need; eliminates regional health planning agencies. (HB2177)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need. Eliminates regional health planning agencies and adds an exception to the definition of project to exclude (i) an increase in the total number of non-nursing home beds in an existing general hospital, psychiatric hospital, or rehabilitation hospital or operating rooms in an existing general hospital; (ii) the introduction of open heart surgery at a hospital that registers the new service and performed at least 1,100 adult inpatient or outpatient cardiac catheterizations, including at least 400 therapeutic catheterizations, or discharged at least 800 patients with the principal diagnosis of ischemic heart disease during the 12 months immediately preceding such registration; and (iii) the introduction of intermediate- or specialty-level neonatal special care services at an existing medical care facility that registers the new service and delivered more than 1,000 infants in the 12 months immediately preceding such registration. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103418D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2177)
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (3-Y 1-N)
02/03/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Committee substitute printed 15104186D-H1
02/04/2015Read first time
02/05/2015Floor substitute printed 15104802D-H2 (Orrock)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104186D-H1
02/05/2015Substitute by Delegate Orrock agreed to 15104802D-H2
02/05/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2177H2
02/06/2015Read third time and passed House (92-Y 7-N)
02/06/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2177H2)
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Passed by for the day
02/17/2015Passed by for the day
02/18/2015Passed by for the day
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Amendment by Senator Reeves withdrawn
02/23/2015Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2177ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2177ER)
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0651)