Child abuse or neglect; prenatal substance exposure, mandatory reporters. (SB1436)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; prenatal substance exposure. Requires any licensed hospital, whenever a health care provider in such hospital reports suspected child abuse or neglect resulting from prenatal substance exposure, to require the development of a written discharge plan that includes, among other things, appropriate treatment referrals and notice to the community services board of the jurisdiction in which the mother resides for the appointment of a discharge plan manager. The bill provides that such reports shall not constitute a per se finding of child abuse or neglect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103210D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1436)
01/25/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105309D-S1
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105309D-S1
01/29/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1436S1
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1436S1)
01/30/2019Read 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
02/07/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1436ER)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1436ER)
02/12/2019Signed by Speaker
02/13/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 98 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)