Medicare patients; patient notice of observation or outpatient status. (SB281)

Introduced By

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 was incorporated into SB 269. Read the Bill »


01/11/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103625D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2018Incorporated by Education and Health (SB269-Black) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)