Jail inmates; costs of medical treatment. (SB1146)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Costs of medical treatment; jail inmates. Provides that no sheriff or jail superintendent or locality is responsible for payment of the cost of medical treatment of an inmate's pre-existing condition. Under current law, the sheriff, jail superintendent, or locality is responsible for payment of the cost of medical treatment for such inmate's pre-existing condition if that condition is a communicable disease, serious medical need, or life-threatening condition. The bill provides that adequate medical treatment shall not be withheld due to an inmate's inability to pay. Amends § 53.1-126, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101362D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2017Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)