Investigation of death; studying cases when person dies while receiving services from licensed prog. (HB659)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group to study and make recommendations regarding appropriate investigations of the deaths of individuals who die while receiving services from a licensed program. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to establish a work group to study and make recommendations regarding appropriate investigations, including recommendations regarding when autopsies may be appropriate, of the deaths of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are residents of the Commonwealth and who die while receiving services from a program licensed by the Department. The bill requires the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103957D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22105108D-H1
01/27/2022Read first time
01/28/2022Read second time
01/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105108D-H1
01/28/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB659H1
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB659H1)
01/31/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Read third time
02/21/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Enrolled
02/23/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB659ER)
02/23/2022Signed by Speaker
02/23/2022Signed by President
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB659ER)
03/09/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
03/09/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0568)

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