Health care providers, certain; programs to address career fatigue and wellness, civil immunity. (HB115)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Programs to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or make recommendations related to health care services to include health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to address issues related to career fatigue and wellness in health care professionals licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or licensed as a physician assistant. The bill also clarifies that, absent evidence indicating a reasonable probability that a health care professional who is a participant in a professional program to address issues related to career fatigue or wellness is not competent to continue in practice or is a danger to himself, his patients, or the public, participation in such a professional program does not trigger the requirement that the health care professional be reported to the Department of Health Professions. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/20 20104347D
12/16/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB115)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read first time
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020VOTE: (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB115ER)
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB115ER)
02/19/2020Signed by Speaker
02/20/2020Signed by President
02/24/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
03/02/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Passed by temporarily
03/08/2020Assigned Chapter 198 (effective 3/10/20)
03/08/2020Enacted, Chapter198 (effective 3/10/20)
03/08/2020Enacted, Chapter 198 (effective 3/10/20)
03/08/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB115ER2)
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2020Enacted, Chapter 198 (effective 3/08/20)
03/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0198)