Freestanding emergency departments; Bd. of Health to promulgate regulations related to departments. (HB770)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freestanding emergency departments. Requires the Board of Health to promulgate regulations related to freestanding emergency departments, defined in the bill as facilities located in the Commonwealth that (i) provide emergency services, (ii) are owned and operated by a licensed hospital and operate under the hospital's license, and (iii) are located on separate premises from the primary campus of the hospital. The bill also requires freestanding emergency departments to make certain disclosures to patients, in advertisements, and on any online platforms associated with such emergency department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102861D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB770)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N)
02/15/2022Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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