Physician assistant; capacity determinations. (SB544)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Advance directives; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; capacity determinations. Adds licensed physician assistants to the list of health care practitioners permitted to determine that a person who has executed an advance directive granting an agent the authority to consent to the person's admission to a facility for mental health treatment is incapable of making an informed decision regarding such admission. The bill also removes the requirement that a nurse practitioner be a psychiatric nurse practitioner to determine that a person who has executed an advance directive granting an agent the authority to consent to the person's admission to a facility for mental health treatment is incapable of making an informed decision regarding such admission. Read the Bill »

Status

02/21/2020: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102667D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB544)
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB544E
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20102667D-E
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB544E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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