Exposure to a decedent's body fluids; testing. (HB664)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Exposure to a decedent's body fluids; testing. Provides that, in cases in which any law-enforcement officer, salaried or volunteer firefighter, or salaried or volunteer emergency medical services provider is directly exposed to body fluids of a deceased person in a manner that may, according to the then current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, transmit human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses, the next of kin of the deceased person shall be deemed to have consented to testing of the decedent's blood for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses and release of such test results to the person who was exposed. Under current law, whenever a law-enforcement officer, salaried or volunteer firefighter, or salaried or volunteer emergency medical services provider is directly exposed to body fluids of a deceased person in a manner that may, according to the then current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, transmit human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses, consent for testing and release of the results must be obtained from the next of kin of the deceased person before testing may be initiated. Read the Bill »

Status

02/21/2020: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102403D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2020Rereferred from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Rereferred to Education and Health
02/21/2020Assigned Education sub: Health

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