Health, Department of; certain communication prohibited. (HB156)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health; certain communication prohibited. Prohibits any person employed by or who has entered into a contract to provide services on behalf of the Department of Health or a local department of health from initiating communication regarding health-related matters with a minor on behalf of the Department or local department of health without the consent of the minor's parent, except as otherwise required by law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102263D
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB156)
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 4-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Passed by for the day
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
02/25/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
03/01/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Rereferred from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Rereferred to Rules
03/04/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/04/2022Passed by indefinitely in Rules (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)