Hospitals, nursing homes, etc.; regulations, patient access to intelligent personal assistant. (HB2154)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities; regulations; patient access to intelligent personal assistant. Directs the Board of Health to amend regulations governing hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities to require hospitals to allow a patient to access and utilize an intelligent personal assistant while receiving inpatient services. "Intelligent personal assistant" is defined in the bill as a combination of an electronic device and a specialized software application designed to assist users with basic tasks using a combination of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, including such combinations known as "digital assistants" or "virtual assistants." Read the Bill »


01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101654D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2154)

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