Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge, safeguards for residents. (SB40)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge. Requires that regulations of the Board of Social Services regarding involuntary discharges of residents from assisted living facilities provide certain safeguards for residents, including a description of the reasons for which a resident may be involuntarily discharged, certain notice requirements, a requirement that the facility make reasonable efforts to resolve any issues upon which the discharge is based, and the provision of information regarding the resident's right to appeal the facility's decision to discharge the resident. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102327D
12/27/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB40)
01/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22105362D-S1
01/28/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB40S1)
02/07/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106223D-S2
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute rejected 22105362D-S1
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106223D-S2
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB40S2
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB40S2)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/24/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/25/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
03/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
03/02/2022Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2022Passed House with amendment (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB40ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB40ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB40ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 706 (effective 7/1/21)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)


Elizabeth Northen writes:

It's ESSENTIAL this bill be passed at the very least!

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