Patients; medically or ethically inappropriate care not required. (HB226)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medically or ethically inappropriate care not required. Establishes a process whereby a physician may cease to provide health care that has been determined to be medically or ethically inappropriate for a patient. This bill is identical to SB 222. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101693D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB226)
01/22/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 2-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendments from Health, Welfare and Institutions agreed to
02/12/2018Committee amendments from Courts of Justice agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB226E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18101693D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (81-Y 19-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB226E)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB226ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB226ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 368 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB222.