Chief Medical Examiner; appointment, terms, and authority of medical examiners. (HB1615)

Introduced By

Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Chief Medical Examiner; appointment, terms,and authority of medical examiners. Provides that the Chief Medical Examiner may appoint a medical examiner for each county or city in the Commonwealth. Under current law, the Chief Medical Examiner is required to do so. The bill authorizes appointed medical examiners to assist the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner with cases requiring medicolegal death investigations. Finally, the bill clarifies that the appointment of a medical examiner to fill a vacancy is not required to start on October 1 of the year of appointment, and the term length of such appointment is for the unexpired term. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101342D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1615)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2017Assigned Education sub: Health
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1615ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1615ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 170 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0170)