Nursing homes; truth in advertising for inspections, surveys, and investigations. (SB1217)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes; truth in advertising for inspections, surveys, and investigations. Requires that if inspection, survey, or investigation data is used in an advertisement regarding nursing homes, the advertisement also include the following information: (i) the date on which the survey, inspection, or investigation was conducted; (ii) a statement that the facility is required to submit a plan of correction in response to any and all statements of deficiencies; (iii) if a finding or deficiency cited in a statement of deficiencies has been corrected, a statement that the finding or deficiency has been corrected and the date on which the finding or deficiency was corrected; and (iv) a statement that the advertisement publication is not authorized or endorsed by the Virginia Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the Inspector General, or any other governmental agency. The bill provides that failure to include this required information constitutes a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The bill also requires that such information be in the same font, color, and size as the other text in the advertisement. This bill is identical to HB 2219. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102432D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1217)
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/2019Passed House with amendments (83-Y 15-N 1-A)
02/11/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1217ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1217ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 292 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0292)