Certificate of public need; criteria for determining need. (HB1549)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; criteria for determining need. Makes clear that in determining whether a public need for a proposed project has been demonstrated the State Health Commissioner shall consider the impact of the proposed project on all people to whom services may be provided and not only residents of the service area. This bill is identical to SB 279. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105314D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1549)
01/20/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health (7-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1549ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1549ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)

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