Health professionals; unprofessional conduct, reporting. (SB540)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health professionals; unprofessional conduct; reporting. Requires the chief executive officer and the chief of staff of every hospital or other health care institution in the Commonwealth, the director of every licensed home health or hospice organization, the director of every accredited home health organization exempt from licensure, the administrator of every licensed assisted living facility, and the administrator of every provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in the Commonwealth to report to the Department of Health Professions any information of which he may become aware in his professional capacity that indicates a reasonable belief that a health care provider is in need of treatment or has been admitted as a patient for treatment of substance abuse or psychiatric illness that may render the health professional a danger to himself, the public or his patients, or that he determines, following review and any necessary investigation or consultation with the appropriate internal boards or committees authorized to impose disciplinary action on a health professional, indicates that there is a reasonable probability that such health professional may have engaged in unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct. Current law requires information to be reported if the information indicates, after reasonable investigation and consultation with the appropriate internal boards or committees authorized to impose disciplinary action on a health professional, a reasonable probability that such health professional may have engaged in unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct. Read the Bill »

Status

02/13/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105063D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB540)
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB540E
02/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20105063D-E
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB540E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

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