Long-term care services and supports; preadmission screenings. (HB902)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Long-term care services and supports; preadmission screenings. Provides that every individual who applies for or requests community or institutional long-term services and supports, as defined in the state plan for medical assistance services, may choose to receive services in a community or institutional setting and may choose the setting and provider of long-term care services and supports from a list of approved providers. The bill also clarifies requirements related to the performance of such long-term care services and supports screenings. The bill removes the definition of and references to Pre-PACE. The bill directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to consider alternative assessment tools for long-term services and supports screenings completed on or after July 1, 2021, and to report its findings and conclusions to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by December 1, 2020. The provisions of the bill shall not become effective if they conflict with any provision of federal law or regulations or guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This bill is identical to SB 902. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104848D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB902)
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106438D-H1
01/30/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB902H1)
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106438D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB902H1
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 Education and Health
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-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)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB902ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB902ER)
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 365 (effective - see bill)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)


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 3 minutes.


Virginia Poverty Law Center, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VPLC opposes