Cognitive impairment; VDH to include certain information in its public health outreach programs. (SB327)

Introduced By

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 was incorporated into SB 305. Read the Bill »


01/18/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102673D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB327)
01/18/2018Incorporated by Education and Health (SB305-Dance) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB305.