Practical nurses, licensed; authority to pronounce death for a patient in hospice, etc. (SB169)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensed practical nurses; authority to pronounce death. Extends to licensed practical nurses the authority to pronounce the death of a patient in hospice, provided that certain conditions are met. Current law provides that physicians, registered nurses, and physician assistants may pronounce death. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102397D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB169)
01/28/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Rules suspended (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB169E
02/07/2022Printed as engrossed 22102397D-E
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB169E)
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/23/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read second time
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Passed House (61-Y 38-N)
03/04/2022VOTE: Passage (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB169ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB169ER)
03/10/2022Signed 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
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 198 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0198)

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