Southwest Virginia Health Authority; review and approval of proposed cooperative agreements. (HB2316)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), and Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Southwest Virginia Health Authority; cooperative agreements. Allows the Southwest Virginia Health Authority (the Authority) to review and approve cooperative agreements among two or more hospitals for the sharing, allocation, consolidation by merger or other combination of assets, or referral of patients, personnel, instructional programs, support services, and facilities or medical, diagnostic, or laboratory facilities or procedures or other services traditionally offered by hospitals. The Authority shall approve a cooperative agreement if it determines that the parties to the cooperative agreement have demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that the benefits likely to result from the agreement outweigh the disadvantages likely to result from a reduction in competition from the agreement. The bill also provides that activities conducted pursuant to cooperative agreements approved by the Authority and supervised by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources are immunized from challenge or scrutiny under the Commonwealth's antitrust laws.  Furthermore, the City of Bristol is added to the Authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103827D
01/22/2015Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/26/2015Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/04/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB2316)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104663D-H1
02/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB2316H1)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104663D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2316H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2015Rereferred from Local Government (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/23/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Committee substitute printed 15105345D-S1
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105345D-S1
02/25/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2316S1
02/25/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Placed on Calendar
02/26/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105345D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB2316S1)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2316ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB2316ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2015Governor's substitute printed 15105786D-H2
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB2316ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 741 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.