Medicare patients; patient notice of observation or outpatient status. (SB269)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Patient notice of observation or outpatient status. Provides that, for Medicare patients placed in observation or outpatient status, any hospital that provides a written notice and an oral explanation of such notice to the patient that satisfies the federal requirements for such notice shall be deemed to have satisfied Virginia's requirements for such notice. The bill also extends the timeframe for the provision of the notice required by current law from 24 hours to 36 hours. This bill incorporates SB 281. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100970D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2018Committee substitute printed 18104911D-S1
01/11/2018Incorporates SB281 (Barker)
01/12/2018Incorporates SB281 (Barker)
01/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Read second time
01/15/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/15/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104911D-S1
01/15/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB269S1
01/16/2018Amendments by Senator reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Placed on Calendar
01/18/2018Read first time
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB269S1)
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB269ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB269ER)
02/22/2018Signed 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
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 194 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)