SB5109: Nursing home/assisted living facility employees/residents; priority for testing for COVID-19 virus.


SENATE BILL NO. 5109
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by Senator Chafin
on September 2, 2020)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Chafin)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 32.1-45.5, relating to Commissioner of Health; nursing home and assisted living facility employees and residents; priority for testing; COVID-19 pandemic.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 32.1-45.5 as follows:

§ 32.1-45.5. Nursing home and assisted living facility residents and employees; priority for testing.

A. As used in this section:

"Assisted living facility" has the same meaning as set forth in § 63.2-100.

"Nursing home" has the same meaning as set forth in § 32.1-123.

B. The Commissioner shall ensure that residents and employees of any nursing home or assisted living facility receive first priority for any testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth.

SENATE BILL NO. 5109

Offered August 18, 2020
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 32.1-45.5, relating to Commissioner of Health; nursing home employees and residents; priority for testing; COVID-19 pandemic.
Patron-- Chafin

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 32.1-45.5 as follows:

§ 32.1-45.5. Nursing home employees and residents; priority for testing.

A. As used in this section:

"Nursing home" has the same meaning as set forth in § 32.1-123.

B. The Commissioner shall ensure that residents and employees of any nursing home receive first priority for any testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth.