Medical mandates; each adult has a fundamental right to be free from mandates. (HB2335)

Introduced By

Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), and Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

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

Description

Fundamental right to be free from medical mandates. Declares that, except as otherwise provided by law, each adult has a fundamental right to be free from medical mandates of the Commonwealth or any locality, private employer, health care entity or provider, or provider of public accommodations. The bill defines "medical mandate" as any affirmative requirement by the Commonwealth or any locality, private employer, health care entity or provider, or provider of public accommodations for an individual to undergo or participate in a health-related test, procedure, tracking or monitoring program, or bodily insertion or injection of any drug or the wearing of any medical equipment or apparel. The bill provides that it shall be no less a medical mandate for such entities to condition an individual's receipt of otherwise ordinary services, benefits, or employment upon the performance or acquiescence of undergoing or participating in a health-related test, procedure, tracking or monitoring program, or bodily insertion or injection of any drug or the wearing of any medical equipment or apparel. The bill sets out exceptions, including protocols in health care facilities and food handling operations and valid orders of quarantine or isolation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/22/2021Committee
01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102206D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2021Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)