Hospitals; notification to patient of outpatient physical therapy following discharge. (HB763)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals; notification; physical therapy. Requires the Board of Health to adopt regulations requiring hospitals to establish protocols to ensure that any patient scheduled to receive an elective surgical procedure for which the patient can reasonably be expected to require outpatient physical therapy as a follow-up treatment after discharge is informed that he (i) is expected to require outpatient physical therapy as a follow-up treatment and (ii) will be required to select a physical therapy provider prior to being discharged from the hospital. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101523D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB763)
01/27/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 1-N)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106871D-H1
01/30/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB763H1)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106871D-H1
02/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB763H1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (65-Y 34-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (65-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB763ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB763ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/06/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2020
03/06/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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