Medical care facilities; designated support persons for persons with disabilities. (HB2162)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Medical care facilities; persons with disabilities; designated support persons. Requires every medical care facility, as defined in the bill, to allow a person with a disability who requires assistance as a result of such disability to be accompanied by a designated support person who will provide support and assistance necessary due to the specifics of the person’s disability to the person with a disability during an admission to such medical care facility. The bill (i) defines "person with a disability" and "designated support person"; (ii) provides that a designated support person shall not be subject to restrictions on visitation adopted by the medical care facility but may be required to comply with reasonable requirements of the medical care facility adopted to protect the health and safety of the person with a disability, the designated support person, and staff and other patients of and visitors to the medical care facility; and (iii) authorizes a medical care facility to restrict a designated support person's access to specified areas and movement on the premises of the medical care facility when such restrictions are determined by the medical care facility to be reasonably necessary to protect the health and safety of the person with a disability, the designated support person, and staff and other patients of and visitors to the medical care facility. The bill requires every medical care facility to adopt protocols to inform patients of their right to be accompanied by a designated support person, and to develop and make available to persons with disabilities written information regarding the right of a person with a disability to be accompanied by a designated support person and policies related thereto. The bill contains an emergency clause and directs the Board of Health to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »

Status

08/02/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102505D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2162)
01/26/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Committee substitute printed 21103593D-H1
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2162H1)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Passed by for the day
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103593D-H1
02/01/2021Emergency clause added
02/01/2021Amendments by Delegate Tran from 1/29 withdrawn
02/01/2021Amendment by Delegate Tran agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2162EH1
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21103593D-EH1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage Emergency (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2162EH1)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Enrolled
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2162ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2162ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 220 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 220 (effective 3/18/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0220)