Certificates of public need; conditions on certificates, alternative plans of compliance. (HB1544)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificates of public need; alternative plans of compliance. Provides that in cases in which a certificate holder holds more than one certificate of public need with conditions, and the certificate holder is unable to satisfy the conditions of one certificate, the Department of Health may provide for satisfaction of the conditions on that certificate by the provision of care at a reduced rate to indigent individuals in excess of the amount required by another certificate issued to the same holder, in an amount approved by the Department as part of an alternative plan of compliance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101109D
12/29/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1544)
01/31/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Passed by for the day
02/03/2017Passed by for the day
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1544E
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17101109D-E
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (68-Y 29-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1544E)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2017Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (72-Y 25-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (72-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1544ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1544ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/27/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 768 (effective 7/1/17)
03/27/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0768)