Nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospice facilities; public health emergency, etc. (HB5041)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices to require that, during a public health emergency related to COVID-19, each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Board of Health. The bill contains an emergency clause and requires the Department of Health to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment. This bill is identical to SB 5042. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200220D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5041)
08/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20201010D-H1
08/26/2020Read first time
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5041H1)
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201010D-H1
08/27/2020Emergency clause added
08/27/2020Amendments by Delegate Head agreed to
08/27/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB5041EH1
08/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20201010D-EH1
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5041EH1)
08/27/2020Engrossed bill reprinted 20201010D-EH1
08/28/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 0-N)
08/28/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
09/22/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/22/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
09/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
09/25/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/29/2020Passed by for the day
10/02/2020Placed on Calendar
10/02/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
10/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5041ER)
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5041ER)
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 10 (effective 10/21/20)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0010)