Neurodegenerative diseases; informed consent to experimental treatment. (HB337)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Informed consent to experimental treatment; neurodegenerative diseases. Provides that in the case of persons suffering from neurodegenerative diseases causing progressive deterioration of cognition for which there is no known cure, the implementation of experimental courses of therapeutic treatment, including non-pharmacological treatment, to which a legally authorized representative has given informed consent shall not constitute the use of force. This provision replaces a current provision that informed consent to experimental courses of treatment, without reference to non-pharmacological treatment, given by a legally authorized representative shall not constitute the use of force in cases of organic brain diseases causing progressive deterioration in which there is either no known cure or medically accepted treatment to the disorder. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101481D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB337)
01/19/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2016Read first time
01/21/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (91-Y 0-N)
01/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2016Referred 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)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB337ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB337ER)
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 84 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)