Cognitive impairment; VDH to include certain information in its public health outreach programs. (SB305)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health; cognitive impairment. Directs the Department of Health, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and the Alzheimer's Association, to incorporate in its existing, relevant public health outreach programs information (i) to educate health care providers on the importance of early detection and timely diagnosis of cognitive impairment, validated cognitive assessment tools, the value of a Medicare Annual Wellness visit for cognitive health, and the new Medicare care planning billing code for individuals with cognitive impairment and (ii) to increase understanding and awareness of early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, the value of early detection and diagnosis, and how to reduce the risk of cognitive decline, particularly among persons in diverse communities who are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. This bill incorporates SB 327. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102052D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2018Introduced bill reprinted 18102052D
01/16/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB305)
01/18/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Incorporates SB327 (Ruff)
01/18/2018Committee substitute printed 18105493D-S1
01/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read second time
01/22/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105493D-S1
01/22/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB305S1
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB305S1)
02/20/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB305ER)
02/27/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB305ER)
02/27/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 468 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0468)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB327.