Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; victims of sexual assault, report. (HB806)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical costs; victims of sexual assault. Adds to those persons invited to participate in the annual meeting of the group led by the attorney for the Commonwealth to coordinate the multidisciplinary response to criminal sexual assault in each political subdivision (i) local health department district directors; (ii) the administrator of each licensed hospital within the jurisdiction; (iii) the director of each health safety net clinic within the jurisdiction; and (iv) any other local health care providers, or their designees, and authorizes attorneys for the Commonwealth to conduct the sexual assault response team annual meetings using other methods, such as electronic communication means, to encourage attendance. The bill also directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish a work group to evaluate the feasibility of moving responsibility for the SAFE program from the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to the Department of Medical Assistance Services and to provide recommendations related to (i) the feasibility and cost of expanding the type of services for which the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund will make awards to include claims or portions of claims based on the claimant's actual expenses incurred for unreimbursed medical costs resulting from sexual abuse, including the cost of physical evidence recovery kit examinations conducted on victims of sexual assault, unreimbursed medical expenses or indebtedness reasonably incurred for medical expenses, expenses attributable to pregnancy resulting from such sexual abuse, and any other reasonable and necessary expenses and indebtedness associated with or attributable to the sexual abuse upon which such claim is based and (ii) the feasibility of transferring responsibility from the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to the Department of Medical Assistance Services for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination program (the SAFE program) and related claims for medical expenses related to sexual assault, strangulation, domestic and intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and adult and child abuse. If the work group finds that it is not feasible to move responsibility for the SAFE program and related claims from the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the work group shall develop recommendations for creation of an efficient, seamless electronic medical claim processing system for hospitals and health care providers that coordinates payments from all available sources, suppresses explanations of benefits, and removes the patient from the medical billing and reimbursement process. The work group's report shall include specific legislative, regulatory, and budgetary changes necessary to implement the work group's recommendations. The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations, and the Joint Commission on Health Care by September 1, 2020. This bill is identical to SB 949. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104829D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB806)
01/22/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB806)
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107717D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB806H1)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions amendments rejected
02/07/2020Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 20107717D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB806H1
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
02/19/2020Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20109167D-S1
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB806S1)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109167D-S1
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB806S1
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20109167D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Delaney, Jenkins, Edmunds
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Stuart
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB806ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB806ER)
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1072 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1072)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB949.