Emergency Department Care Coordination Program; established. (SB1561)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency Department Care Coordination Program established. Establishes the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program in the Department of Health to provide a single, statewide technology solution that connects all hospital emergency departments in the Commonwealth to facilitate real-time communication and collaboration between physicians, other health care providers, and other clinical and care management personnel for patients receiving services in hospital emergency departments, for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103799D
01/20/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1561)
01/30/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105126D-S1
02/02/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105126D-S1
02/06/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1561ES1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17105126D-ES1
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/13/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Committee substitute printed 17105421D-H1
02/14/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1561H1)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105421D-H1
02/15/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1561H1
02/15/2017Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Passed by temporarily
02/17/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Title replaced 17105421D-H1
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1561ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1561ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective - see bill)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 57 seconds.