State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Office of the; amends provisions related to Office. (HB1946)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Amends provisions related to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (the Office) and its access to and handling of certain information and records to conform to federal requirements and remove ambiguities. The bill also prohibits interference with or retaliation or reprisals against (i) the Office or its representatives or designees for fulfillment of its functions, responsibilities, or duties or (ii) a person who in good faith complains or provides information to, or otherwise cooperates with, the Office or any of its representatives or designees. The bill requires the Commissioner for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to promulgate regulations regarding the investigation of allegations of interference, retaliation, or reprisals and the implementation of sanctions with respect to such interference, retaliation, or reprisals. The bill also requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to put in place mechanisms to ensure that the Office may (a) analyze, comment on, and monitor the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to long-term care services and providers or to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals receiving long-term care services; (b) recommend changes to such laws, regulations, and policies; and (c) provide information, recommendations, and the position of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to public and private agencies, legislators, media, and other persons regarding concerns of individuals receiving long-term care services. Amends § 51.5-140, § 51.5-141, § 51.5-142, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Committee
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101943D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1946)
01/19/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Read first time
01/23/2017Read second time and engrossed
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)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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
02/20/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Enrolled
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1946ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1946ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

IT IS A TERM ALREADY DEFINED IN THE CODE AND IS AN UMBRELLA TERM. I HOPE IT BE THE PLEASURE OF THE BODY TO ENROSS THE BILL AND PASS IT TO THIRD READING. A BILL RELATED TO HOSPITAL DENIALS ON ADMISSION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA