Unaccompanied homeless youth; consent to medical care. (HB353)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), and Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unaccompanied homeless youth; consent to medical care. Provides that except for the purposes of sterilization or abortion, a minor who is 14 years of age or older and who is an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to surgical or medical examination or treatment, including dental examination and treatment, for himself or his minor child. The bill describes evidence sufficient to determine that a minor is an unaccompanied homeless youth and provides that no health care provider shall be liable for any civil or criminal action for providing surgical or medical treatment to an unaccompanied homeless youth or his minor child without first obtaining the consent of his parent or guardian provided in accordance with the law, with the exception of liability for negligence in the diagnosis or treatment of such unaccompanied homeless youth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103664D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB353)
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions