Subpoenas; issuance by Director of Department of Health Professions or his designee. (SB258)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health Professions; subpoenas. Provides that a subpoena issued by the Director of the Department of Health Professions or his designee may be delivered by (i) any person authorized to serve process under § 8.01-293, (ii) investigative personnel appointed by the Director, (iii) registered or certified mail or by equivalent commercial parcel delivery service, or (iv) email or facsimile if requested to do so by the recipient. The bill provides that upon failure of any person to comply with a subpoena, the Director may request that the Attorney General or the attorney for the Commonwealth for the jurisdiction in which the recipient of the subpoena resides, is found, or transacts business seek enforcement of the subpoena. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104375D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read second time
01/22/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB258E
01/22/2018Printed as engrossed 18104375D-E
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB258E)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB258ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB258ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 466 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0466)