Substance-exposed infants; plan for services, report. (SB389)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Substance-exposed infants; plan for services; report. Provides that the Department of Health (the Department) shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Such plan shall (i) support a trauma-informed approach to identification and treatment of substance-exposed infants and their caregivers and (ii) include (a) options for improving screening and identification of substance-using pregnant women, (b) use of multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and service delivery during the prenatal period and following the birth of the substance-exposed child, and (c) referral among providers serving substance-exposed infants and their families and caregivers. The bill requires the Department to report annually to the General Assembly regarding implementation of the plan. This bill is identical to HB 1157. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102847D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
01/22/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB389)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/08/2018Committee amendments from Education and Health agreed to
02/08/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2018Committee amendment from Finance agreed to
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB389E
02/08/2018Printed as engrossed 18102847D-E
02/08/2018Engrossed bill reprinted 18102847D-E
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB389E)
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018House amendment rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018House insisted on amendment
02/23/2018House requested conference committee
02/26/2018Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2018Senators: Chafin, Dunnavant, Barker
02/27/2018Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2018Delegates: Pillion, Orrock, Aird
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Passed by temporarily
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB389ER)
03/20/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB389ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 696 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.