Nurse practitioners; authorized to declare death and determine cause of death. (HB286)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nurse practitioners; declaration of death and cause of death. Authorizes autonomous nurse practitioners, defined in the bill, to declare death and determine cause of death; allows nurse practitioners who are not autonomous nurse practitioners to pronounce the death of a patient in certain circumstances; and eliminates the requirement for a valid Do Not Resuscitate Order for the deceased patient for declaration of death by a registered nurse, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is not an autonomous nurse practitioner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103683D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB286)
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Read first time
02/01/2022Read second time
02/01/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB286E
02/01/2022Printed as engrossed 22103683D-E
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB286E)
02/02/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB286ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB286ER)
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 184 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)