Guardianship visitation requirements; DARS shall convene a work group to review and evaluate. (HB634)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patron Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; work group; review and evaluate guardianship visitation requirements; report. Directs the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to convene a work group to (i) evaluate how a requirement for private guardians to visit the individual under their guardianship in person at least once every 90 days would reduce the availability of willing and qualified individuals to serve as private guardians, if at all; (ii) consider whether a different number and frequency of visits per year, other than at least once every 90 days, would better balance resource constraints with the importance of guardian visits to the incapacitated person under their care; (iii) determine the additional resources, if any, needed to mitigate the negative impacts of an increased visitation requirement on the willingness and availability of qualified individuals to serve as private guardians; (iv) determine how those resources could be allocated to the relevant private and public entities in the guardianship system to promote compliance with an increased visitation requirement; and (v) determine whether expansion of the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program would substantially alleviate issues related to these concerns. The Department shall submit a summary of its recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee for Courts of Justice and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104036D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB634)
01/25/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105845D-H1
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB634H1)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105845D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB634H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed by temporarily
03/02/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB634ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB634ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 242 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)

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