Stroke care; Department of Health shall be responsible for quality improvement initiatives. (SB867)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stroke care quality improvement. Provides that the Department of Health shall be responsible for stroke care quality improvement initiatives in the Commonwealth. Such initiatives shall include (i) establishing systems to collect data and information about stroke care in the Commonwealth, (ii) facilitating information and data sharing and collaboration among hospitals and health care providers to improve the quality of stroke care in the Commonwealth, (iii) requiring the application of evidence-based treatment guidelines for transitioning patients to community-based follow-up care following acute treatment for stroke, and (iv) establishing a process for continuous quality improvement for the delivery of stroke care by the statewide system for stroke response and treatment. The bill also directs the Department of Health to convene a group of stakeholders, which shall include representatives of (a) hospital systems, including at least one hospital system with at least six or more stroke centers in the Commonwealth, recommended by the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association; (b) the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force; and (c) the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, to advise on the implementation of stroke care quality improvement initiatives. The provisions of the bill making the Department of Health responsible for stroke care quality improvement initiatives in the Commonwealth have a delayed effective date of January 1, 2019. This bill is identical to HB 1197. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104425D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18106388D-S1
02/01/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB867S1)
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 substitute waived
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106388D-S1
02/08/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2018Committee amendment rejected
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB867S1
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 (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB867ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB867ER)
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 198 (effective - see bill)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0198)