Hospitals providing psychiatric services; denials of admission. (HB1777)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Hospitals providing psychiatric services; denials of admission. Requires the Board of Health to promulgate regulations that require each hospital that provides psychiatric services to establish a protocol that (i) requires, prior to refusing the admission of a medically stable patient referred to its psychiatric unit, direct verbal communication between the on-call physician in the psychiatric unit and the referring physician and (ii) prohibits on-call physicians or other hospital staff from refusing a request for such direct verbal communication by a referring physician. Amends § 32.1-127, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2017Committee
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102042D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1777)
01/17/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (11-Y 0-N)
01/19/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Read first time
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/23/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1777E
01/23/2017Printed as engrossed 17102042D-E
01/24/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1777E)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1777ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1777ER)
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 175 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0175)