Health regulatory boards; confidentiality of certain information obtained by boards. (HB586)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Confidentiality of certain information obtained by health regulatory boards in disciplinary proceedings. Provides that in cases involving allegations that a practitioner is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients because of excessive use of alcohol or drugs or physical or mental illness, the health regulatory board may deem information related to (i) health services received by the practitioner as defined in 32.1-127.1:03, (ii) information derived from the health records, as defined in 32.1-127.1:03, or (iii) any finding of fact that may indicate the practitioner's physical or mental illness confidential and include such information in a confidential exhibit to a notice or order that shall not be disclosed to the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102336D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #2
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/14/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB586)
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Committee substitute printed 16104863D-H1
02/03/2016Read first time
02/04/2016Read second time
02/04/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104863D-H1
02/04/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB586H1
02/05/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/05/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB586H1)
02/08/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2016Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2016Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Placed on Calendar
02/24/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 2-N)
02/24/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB586ER)
02/25/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB586ER)
02/25/2016Signed by Speaker
02/26/2016Signed by President
02/29/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/29/16
02/29/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 7, 2016
03/04/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 222 (effective 7/1/16)
03/04/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0222)