Advance directives; persons authorized to provide assistance in completing, training programs. (HB1747)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Advance medical directives; person authorized to provide assistance in completing. Provides that a qualified advance directive facilitator may distribute written advance directives in a form meeting the requirements of 54.1-2984 and may provide ministerial assistance to a person completing and executing an advance directive, including reading the form of an advance directive meeting the requirements of 54.1-2984 to a person, discussing the person's preferences with regard to items included in the form, recording the person's answers on the form, helping the person sign the form, and obtaining any other necessary signatures on the form, upon completion of a training program for providing such assistance approved by the Department of Health. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101056D
01/08/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1747)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104443D-H1
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1747H1)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104443D-H1
01/26/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1747H1
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
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Placed on Calendar
02/15/2017Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 96-N)
02/15/2017VOTE:REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2017House acceded to request
02/21/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2017Delegates: O'Bannon, Stolle, Aird
02/21/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2017Senators: Dunnavant, Barker, Black
02/23/2017Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2017Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1747ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1747ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 747 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0747)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.