Hospitals; required notice to patients. (SB750)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; required notice to patients. Requires hospitals to provide oral and written notice to any patient that has been placed in observation or outpatient status that he has been placed in such status if (i) the patient receives onsite services from the hospital and (ii) such onsite services include a hospital bed and meals that are provided in an area of the hospital other than the emergency department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100972D
12/19/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Health
01/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB750)
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104490D-S1
01/30/2015Incorporates SB857
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB750S1)
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104490D-S1
02/03/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2015Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/03/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB750ES1
02/03/2015Printed as engrossed 15104490D-ES1
02/04/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB750ES1)
02/04/2015Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read second time
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed House (90-Y 7-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB750ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
02/27/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB750ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 365 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1561, SB857 and HB1509.