Death certificates; medical certification, electronic filing. (HB2445)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death certificates; medical certification; electronic filing. Requires the completed medical certification portion of a death certificate to be filed electronically with the State Registrar of Vital Records through the Electronic Death Registration System and provides that failure to file a medical certification of death electronically through the Electronic Death Registration System shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine. The bill includes a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020, and a phased-in requirement for registration with the Electronic Death Registration System and electronic filing of medical certifications of death for various categories of health care providers. The bill directs the Department of Health to work with stakeholders to educate and encourage physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to timely register with and utilize the Electronic Death Registration System. Amends § 32.1-263, § 54.1-2915, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102122D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Impact statement from VDH (HB2445)
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3

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