Patients; medically or ethically inappropriate care not required. (SB222)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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 HB 226. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101602D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB222)
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2018Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
02/05/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB222E
02/05/2018Printed as engrossed 18101602D-E
02/06/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB222E)
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendments agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendments (80-Y 18-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendments agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB222ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB222ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 565 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0565)


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 54 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB226.