Death certificates; medical certification, electronic filing, hospice. (HB1158)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death certificates; medical certification; electronic filing; hospice. Requires a licensed funeral director, funeral service licensee, or representative of the office of the state anatomical program who first assumes custody of a dead body to complete and file a certificate of death with the State Registrar of Vital Records using the Electronic Death Registration System and provides that when a death occurs under the care of a hospice provider, the medical certification shall be completed by the decedent's health care provider and filed electronically with the State Registrar of Vital Records using the Electronic Death Registration System for completion of the death certificate. This bill is identical to SB 309. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103513D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1158)
01/18/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18106454D-H1
02/02/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1158H1)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Read second time
02/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106454D-H1
02/06/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1158H1
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1158ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1158ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/05/2018Received from Governor by House
03/05/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
03/07/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB1158ER2)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2018Enacted, Chapter 207 (effective 7/1/18)
03/08/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)


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.