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 to 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. Read the Bill »


09/25/2020: Passed the Senate


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)
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)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 0-N)

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