Rapid diagnostic testing; availability to all essential workers. (HB5105)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rapid diagnostic testing; essential workers; emergency. Requires that when the Commissioner of Health determines that a communicable disease of public health significance exists in the Commonwealth, he shall ensure that any available rapid diagnostic testing indicating the existence of such communicable disease is readily available to all essential workers in the Commonwealth. Priority for access to such testing shall go to (i) health care providers, (ii) law-enforcement officers, (iii) emergency medical services personnel and emergency medical services providers, (iv) patients in nursing homes who are determined by the nursing home to be high-risk patients, (v) public and private elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth, and (vi) public institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/21/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20200878D
08/21/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5105)
08/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/25/2020Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB5095.