Hospitals; establishing policies to follow when a stillbirth occurs, reporting. (SB1197)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; policies when stillbirth occurs. Requires the State Board of Health to adopt regulations that require any hospital that provides obstetrical services to establish policies to follow when a stillbirth occurs. The policies include certain procedures to follow when informing the mother, certain information to provide to the mother and family, and other procedures recognizing the sensitivity of the situation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102835D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Health
01/29/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1197)
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104689D-S1
02/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1197S1)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104689D-S1
02/09/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1197S1
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015Committee substitute printed 15105205D-H1
02/17/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105205D-H1
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1197H1)
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1197H1
02/23/2015Passed House with substitute (90-Y 5-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Title replaced 15105205D-H1
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1197ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/05/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1197ER)
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 661 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0661)


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 48 seconds.