Home health and hospice organizations; reporting requirements concerning health professionals. (SB944)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home health and hospice organizations; reporting requirements concerning health professionals. Adds the director of a licensed home health organization, the director of a licensed hospice organization and the director of an accredited home health organization exempt from licensure to the list of those persons required to report to the Director of the Department of Health Professions disciplinary actions against and certain disorders of health professionals. Current law requires the chief executive officer and chief of staff of a hospital or other health care institution and the administrator of an assisted living facility to make such reports. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101782D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/23/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB944)
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104346D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB944S1)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104346D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB944S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Read second time
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed House (90-Y 6-N 1-A)
02/16/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB944ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB944ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 119 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0119)