Palliative care information and resources. (SB974)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Palliative care information and resources. Requires the Department of Health to make information about and resources on palliative care available to the public, health care providers, and health care facilities on its website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101757D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2017Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB974)
01/13/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Committee substitute printed 17105338D-H1
02/10/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB974H1)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105338D-H1
02/13/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB974H1
02/13/2017Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Title replaced 17105338D-H1
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB974ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB974ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0471)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1675.