Brain injury; clarifies definition. (SB1421)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Brain injury; definition. Eliminates the requirement that an injury occur before the age of 65 to constitute a brain injury as that term is used in the context of licensure of private providers of behavioral health services. This bill is identical to HB 1873. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102298D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1421)
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/11/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1421ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1421ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/22/2021Signed by Speaker
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1873.