Health regulatory boards; continuing education for certain individuals. (HB319)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Volunteer health care providers. Authorizes the Department of Health to enter into written agreements with health care providers for the provision of health care services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving health services through a local health department or a health care facility licensed by the Department and operated by a nonprofit entity; provides that health care providers who have entered into such agreements shall enjoy the protection of the Commonwealth's sovereign immunity to the same extent as paid staff of the Department while acting within the scope of the volunteer agreement; and allows health care providers who provide health care services pursuant to such agreements to use such service to satisfy continuing education requirements. Amends § 54.1-2912.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/05/2016Committee
01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101102D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #1
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/28/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Committee substitute printed 16104226D-H1
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104226D-H1
02/01/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB319H1
02/01/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB319H1)
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB319ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB319ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 82 (effective 1/1/17)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0082)

Comments

Susan Worrell writes:

Susan Worrell writes:
HB 319 Giving physicians sovereign immunity and continuing education credits to entice them to "practice" upon the poor is barbaric.I wish I HAD KNOWN OF THIS EARLIER.Continuing education should be mandatory to ensure our physicians are competent and up to date on newest and best practices.
Posted 8 minutes ago. AND GIVING PHYSICIANS SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY TO PRACTICE UPON THE POOR!

Susannah Smith writes:

This bill does a gross disservice to the citizens of the Commonwealth. I will not support any legislator who is short-sighted enough to support it.