Offender medical and mental health information and records; exchange of information to facility. (SB656)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exchange of offender medical and mental health information and records. Provides that a health care provider who has been notified that a person to whom he has provided services within the last two years is committed to a local or regional correctional facility shall, upon request by the local or regional correctional facility, disclose to the local or regional correctional facility where the person is committed any information necessary to ensure the continuity of care of the person committed. The bill also provides protection from civil liability for such health care provider, absent bad faith or malicious intent. This bill incorporates SB 748 and is identical to HB 1328. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103294D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB656)
01/24/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Incorporates SB748 (Hanger)
01/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20106615D-S1
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106615D-S1
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB656S1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB656S1)
02/14/2020Reported from Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Committee substitute printed 20108229D-H1
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB656H1)
02/18/2020Read second time
02/19/2020Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/26/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108229D-H1
03/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB656H1
03/04/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Title replaced 20108229D-H1
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB656ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB656ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 837 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0837)