Line of Duty Act; Virginia licensed health practitioners required to conduct medical reviews. (SB168)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Line of Duty Act; requiring Virginia licensed health practitioners to conduct medical reviews. Requires that, for any medical review of a claim made pursuant to the provisions of the Line of Duty Act (LODA), the Virginia Retirement System shall require that such review be conducted by a doctor, nurse, or psychologist who is licensed in Virginia or a contiguous state. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101138D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB168)
01/13/2020Rereferred from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB168E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20101138D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB168E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/25/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
03/03/2020Left in Appropriations

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