Direct service providers; disclosure of information by employers. (HB813)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Direct support professional workforce; recommendations and report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in conjunction with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Department of Social Services, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the Virginia Network of Private Providers, and other relevant provider organizations and stakeholders, to convene a work group in support of the Joint Commission on Health Care's efforts to improve the quality of the Commonwealth's direct support professional workforce and, if necessary, develop recommendations for policy changes to increase the transparency of the employment history of direct support professional job candidates. Recommendations are to be reported to the Joint Commission on Health Care by October 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104434D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB813)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18105713D-H1
02/06/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB813H1)
02/09/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106937D-H2
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute from Health, Welfare and Institutions rejected 18105713D-H1
02/12/2018Committee substitute from Courts of Justice agreed to 18106937D-H2
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB813H2
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB813H2)
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-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 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB813ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB813ER)
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
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)