Health care institutions; reporting requirements of certain officials. (SB1221)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care institutions; assisted living facilities; reporting requirements. Requires the chief executive, chief of staff, or administrator of a hospital, other health care institution, or assisted living facility who becomes aware of information indicating that a health care professional is in need of treatment or has been committed or admitted as a patient for the treatment of substance abuse or psychiatric illness to determine that the health care professional is a danger to himself, his patients, or others before reporting such information to the Department of Health Professionals. Current law requires reporting such information to the Department if the substance abuse or psychiatric illness may render the health professional a danger. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100333D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/29/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1221)
01/29/2015Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)