+ − Subcommittees (4) VA - Health, Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee #1 (House) VA - Health, Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee #2 (House) VA - Health, Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee #4 (House) VA - Health, Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee #3 (House) + − Bills Assigned (113) VA - SB653 Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to accept & approve request to amend conditions. VA - SB549 Geospatial Health Research; Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Technology to evaluate. VA - SB728 Child support orders; eliminates ability of DSS to order 2.5 percent cash medical support payments. VA - SB540 Nursing homes; rights of patients. VA - SB538 Physicians, license; DBHDS to require presence thereof in any state training center. VA - SB284 Child Protection Accountability System; VSP and circuit courts required to report information. VA - SB275 Advance medical directives; clarifies authority. VA - SB731 Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; created, report. VA - SB470 Certificate of public need; definition of project. VA - SB277 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); allows applicants to retain pre-existing support. VA - SB260 Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks. VA - SB438 Vital records; Board of Health shall prescribe fee for certified copy thereof. VA - SB328 Emergency medical technicians; certain are allowed to administer vaccines to adults and minors. VA - SB415 Foster care; local departments to provide independent living services to person between age 18 & 21. VA - SB374 Alternative onsite sewage systems; waiver from examination applicants for licensure as an installer. VA - SB195 Physical therapy; advertising prohibited if not a licensed physical therapist or assistant. VA - SB194 Health professions; nothing shall prevent person performing state, etc., funded health care tasks. VA - SB339 Adult facilities; interviews with residents of facilities seeking licensure by DSS. VA - SB589 Child support; punishment and options for person convicted of nonpayment. VA - SB410 Long-term services; SHHR to develop blueprint for livable communities for people with disabilities. VA - SB224 Medical information; notification to residents if their information is subject of database breach. VA - SB193 Medicaid provider agreements; Director of Medical Assistance Services has authority to terminate. VA - SB266 Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; changes eligibility. VA - SB13 Critical care specialist; added to list of specialists who can determine when patient is brain dead. VA - SB265 Hospice, home health care or personal care services; licensure for home care organizations. VA - HB1378 Medical Assistance Services, Department of; establishing pilot program for use of biometric data. VA - HB1376 Students; Board of Nursing to revise guidelines on seizure management for those with epilepsy. VA - HB1304 Virginia Workforce Development Authority; created. VA - HB1385 Cemetery Board; exemptions from licensure. VA - HB1288 Lyme disease; Board of Health shall include on list of diseases required to be reported. VA - HB1285 Certificate of public need; Department of Health to provide public notice. VA - HB1168 Health professionals; instruction on pain management and addiction. VA - HB1167 Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances; request and review information about patient. VA - HB1170 Drug screens; random for certain prescriptions. VA - HB1165 Schedule IV; adds tramadol to list. VA - HB1099 Autism Spectrum Disorders; expand employment programs for individuals therewith. VA - HB1169 Education, continuing; on substance abuse, addiction & related pain management for those licensed. VA - HB1164 Schedule IV; adds carisoprodol to list. VA - HB1145 Animal cruelty; requires veterinarian to report. VA - HB1133 Adoptions; prior to placement, agency must provide explanation of adoption process. VA - HB1079 Cemetery companies; exempt from reporting requirements for family burial plots. VA - HB1069 Adult abuse; mandatory reporting by person employed in emergency department of any hospital. VA - HB1017 Lyme disease; required to be reported to Board of Health and prescription for long-term use. VA - HB964 Schedule II drugs; pharmacist shall require identification in filling prescriptions. VA - HB953 Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs; adds various controlled substances to list. VA - HB925 VIEW; screening and assessment for use of illegal substances. VA - HB897 Lyme disease; required to be reported to Board of Health and prescription for long-term use. VA - HB867 Community services boards; removes provision allowing employment of certain persons. VA - HB798 Drugs; certified emergency medical services personnel may administer and dispense. VA - HB1025 Medical assistance services; provision of speech-language therapy. VA - HB921 Retention of records; all records of Board of Social Services shall be retained for at least 25 yrs. VA - HB1097 Health directors, local; Commissioner of Health may appoint non-physician qualified by experience. VA - HB662 Health professions; disciplinary actions. VA - HB750 Adoption; birth & adoptive parents may enter into post-adoption contact & communication agreements. VA - HB736 Child Protection Accountability System; VSP and circuit courts required to report information. VA - HB686 Human papillomavirus vaccine; eliminates requirement for females. VA - HB842 Health care facilities; Board of Health to establish annual licensure and renewal fees. VA - HB698 Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.; licensure required to submit emergency plans. VA - HB718 Children; Governor and DSS to develop and implement plan to reduce number in foster care. VA - HB749 Parental placement adoption; birth parent waiver of consent for out-of-state placement. VA - HB587 Pharmacists; supervision of pharmacy technicians. VA - HB725 Polysomnographic Technology, Advisory Board on; established. VA - HB723 Podiatry; testifying as an expert witness, definition of practice. VA - HB710 Health care data and reporting; increase awareness thereof through nonprofit organization websites. VA - HB621 Rabies; clarifies procedures and responsibilities to prevent and control. VA - HB601 Medical laboratory scientists technicians; may practice if registered with Board of Medicine. VA - HB598 Cemetery Board; exemptions. VA - HB597 Signing death certificates; continuing education upon receipt of three or more complaints. VA - HB514 Long-term services; SHHR develop blueprint for livable communities for people with disabilities. VA - HB512 Lyme disease; allows a licensed physician to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy. VA - HB452 Limited service pregnancy centers; Department of Health to promulgate regulations for registration. VA - HB733 Medicaid fraud; Director may deny Medicaid provider contracts for violation of statutes. VA - HB708 Home health care organization; establish policies for maintaining a drug-free workplace. VA - HB464 Respite Care Registry and Fund; Department for Aging to establish. VA - HB393 Abortion clinics; licensure and regulation. VA - HB335 Residency training; accredited courses to be completed for licensure to practice medicine. VA - HB278 Human remains; provider to maintain refrigeration at 40 degrees or embalmed if stored over 48 hours. VA - HB226 TANF; eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies. VA - HB189 Immunizations; philosophical exemption. VA - HB201 Human remains; proper handling by funeral establishment. VA - HB132 Onsite sewage systems; prohibits VDH from issuing permits that are located in a wetland. VA - HB85 Umbilical cord blood education; Commissioner of Health to develop and post information on website. VA - HB319 Funeral services; prerequisites for cremation. VA - HB308 Mobile dental clinics; Board of Dentistry to develop regulations. VA - HB253 Registered and practical nurses; licensure qualifications. VA - HB80 Statewide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Funding Pool; created. VA - HB347 Anesthesia; hospitals develop procedure for discharge of individuals who had procedures requiring. VA - HB411 Shaken baby syndrome; Department of Social Services to develop information, its effect, etc. VA - HB443 Adoption; amends eligibility and application process requirements for assistance. VA - HB424 Audiologists; authority to dispense hearing aids. VA - HB415 Certificate of public need; relocation of nursing home beds from one facility to another facility. VA - HB410 Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to accept for relocation of certain beds. VA - HB332 Alternative onsite sewage systems; routine testing. VA - HB301 Autopsy; retention and disposal of specimens. VA - HB382 Funeral services; burial power of attorney. VA - HB325 Respite Care Registry and Fund; Department for Aging to establish. VA - HB195 Community services boards; reduces period of time a person must wait before being reappointed. VA - HB306 Adverse medical outcomes; pilot program created. VA - HB270 Vaccination of school children; Department of Health to develop plan for all students in State. VA - HB267 Advance Health Care Directive Registry; notification to physicians. VA - HB371 Certificate of public need; establishment of psychiatric services. VA - HB305 Voluntary admission; person admitted to facility for mental health treatment after detention order. VA - HB173 Influenza vaccine; certified emergency medical services personnel may administer and dispense. VA - HB287 Marinas; regulation, establishment of Marina Fund. VA - HB153 Physical therapy; advertising prohibited if not a licensed physical therapist or assistant. VA - HB11 Health care services; peer utilization reviews on reconsideration of an adverse decision. VA - HB286 Schedule VI prescriptions; allows practitioner to prescribe if there is an urgency for treatment. VA - HB36 Lyme disease; added to list of diseases required to be reported to Department of Health. VA - HB35 Inpatient and outpatient surgical complications; physician to report to Board. VA - HB150 Prescription drugs; stored, etc., by community services board, behavioral health authorities, etc. VA - HB148 Certificate of public need; Commissioner of Health to issue additional beds for nursing homes. VA - HB143 Practitioner self-referral; clarifies those that may make a referral. VA - HB169 Intellectual disability services system; restructuring.