+ − Subcommittees (4) VA - Health Care (Senate) VA - Higher Education (Senate) VA - Health Professions (Senate) VA - Public Education (Senate) + − Bills Assigned (190) VA - SB1344 Wheelchair interfacility transport services and vehicles; exemption from regulation. VA - SB1336 Vaccines; prohibits price gouging of those in high demand. VA - SB1310 William and Mary, College of; extending term of Rector, change in number of members of board. VA - SB1295 Reporting of nosocomial infection rates. VA - SB1257 Tuition; restricted annual increase for resident students. VA - SB1288 War Orphans Education Act; created. VA - SB1314 Higher educational institutions; governing boards to address plans & objectives, reports. VA - SB1278 Clinical drug trials; publication of certain data. VA - SB1251 Higher education; hiring and admission of military personnel. VA - SB1247 Medical assistance services; recovery of overpayment. VA - SB1194 Christopher Reeve Stem Cell Research Fund; created. VA - SB1145 Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; increase in membership. VA - SB1318 School boards; to issue guideline for time release programs in grades K-5 on school-by-school basis. VA - SB1290 Compulsory school attendance; children 5 yrs. of age on or before July 31 to be enrolled in school. VA - SB1259 Midwifery; licensure. VA - SB1262 Learning Technology, Office of; created within Council of Higher Education. VA - SB1208 Patient safety; establishment of toll-free hotline for reports, & protection of health records. VA - SB1185 Assisted living facilities; requires administrators to be licensed. VA - SB1285 Teachers; salary to equal or surpass nat'l. average for those in public schools, annual evaluation. VA - SB1333 Children's group homes and residential facilities; summary suspension of licenses. VA - SB1326 Wholesale drug distributors; provisions. VA - SB1296 Shaken baby syndrome; requires nurse midwives and hospital to give information to maternity patient. VA - SB1304 Group homes or residential facilities for children; regulations to ensure education, etc. VA - SB1203 Medical records; charge for copies distinguished between patient request & subpoenaed records. VA - SB1250 Special education in public schools; medically fragile students entitled to services. VA - SB1246 Prescription drugs; Governor to establish mechanism for purchasing from Canada. VA - SB1064 Health records; emphasizes right of an individual to have access thereto, exceptions. VA - SB1034 Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund; created. VA - SB981 Schools or day-care centers; noncustodial parent as an emergency contact. VA - SB1237 Brain Injury Waiver; licensing authority. VA - SB1211 Certified nurse aides; working conditions. VA - SB1191 Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking restrictions, civil penalty. VA - SB1187 Assisted living facilities; requires administrators to be licensed. VA - SB1184 Newborn screening. VA - SB1136 No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to seek waiver. VA - SB1132 Immunization Information System (VIIS); established. VA - SB1130 Elementary schools; physical education instruction requirement. VA - SB1127 Dentists and dental hygienists; licensure. VA - SB1110 Health care providers; elim. provisions governing disclosure of patient info. to third party payors. VA - SB1109 Health records; revises certain provisions for privacy of minors. VA - SB1098 Prescription Monitoring Program; includes reporting by out-of-state dispensers. VA - SB1097 Medical Savings Account Plan; amd. prov. that permit eligible indiv. to establ. health savings acct. VA - SB1024 Hospitals and nursing homes; Bd. of Health must include minimum standards for design, etc. VA - SB1023 Persons with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse; recodification of Title 37.1. VA - SB952 Character education; humane treatment of animals requirement. VA - SB950 Economics education & financial literacy; requirement in public schools, etc. VA - SB931 Endowment funds; use by higher educational institutions. VA - SB1050 Ombudsman; court to appoint to serve as intermediary to protect interest of incapacitated seniors. VA - SB969 Entrepreneurship Education Program; created. VA - SB1066 Higher educational institutions; reduction in undergraduate tuition and fees. VA - SB1017 Detention of a mentally incapacitated person; judicial authorization. VA - SB1053 Higher educational institutions; intellectual property policies. VA - SB951 Influenza vaccine; Gov. to stimulate location of pharmaceutical facility that plans to produce. VA - SB716 Physician assistants; provisions for practicing in hospital emergency departments. VA - SB715 Nursing homes; guidelines for staffing. VA - SB712 Higher educational institutions; requires student be vaccinated for hepatitis B. VA - SB703 Health insurance credit for retired teachers. VA - SB702 Medical assistance services; eligibility for aged and disabled individuals. VA - SB753 Opiate addiction; standards for issuance of new licenses to providers of treatment. VA - SB747 Obesity; requiring Bd. of Education, et al, to promulgate regulations establ. standards in schools. VA - SB1006 Children in foster care; public schools shall provide free education. VA - SB1025 Substance Abuse Services Council; membership. VA - SB1036 Controlled substances; requires pedigree of normal distribution chain. VA - SB853 Voluntary admission; juv. 14 yrs. of age shall be admitted to state hospital with parental consent. VA - SB767 School boards; increase of salaries for members in City of Salem. VA - SB762 Teachers; extends sunset provision. VA - SB761 Teachers; extends sunset provision for division superintendent to report shortages to school board. VA - SB757 Student Financial Security Program and Fund; created. VA - SB456 Abortion; contraception not to constitute. VA - SB953 Pharmaceutical assistance; maximizing benefits of Medicare discount card program for seniors. VA - SB949 Teachers; licensure. VA - SB1045 Diplomas; guidelines for awarding. VA - SB964 Substitute teachers; definition. VA - SB958 Standards of Quality; requires employment of speech-language pathologists. VA - SB841 Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, report. VA - SB744 Nurse aides; nonprofit organization to provide on-site training to promote quality care. VA - SB892 Meningococcal meningitis; requires all schools to distribute information to parents. VA - SB889 Suicide prevention; lead agency to be Department of Mental Health, etc., report. VA - SB880 Compulsory school attendance; truancy and chronic tardiness. VA - SB829 Optometrists; treatment of narrow angle glaucoma. VA - SB861 Tuberculosis; establishing library of isolates from persons with disease. VA - SB839 Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. VA - SB770 Salaries; instituted annually for members of Board of Education. VA - SB779 Standards of Quality; changes in provisions. VA - SB742 Medical assistance; employer information, report. VA - SB741 Substance Abuse Services Council; membership. VA - SB731 Teachers; qualifications. VA - SB730 Local Boards of Social Services; membership. VA - SB717 Character education; community service requirements. VA - SB713 Parental leave for school involvement; employer requirement. VA - HB2881 Children's group homes and residential facilities; summary suspension of licenses. VA - HB2879 Harassment; school bds. to establish measure to prevent, and guidelines for video monitoring. VA - HB2716 Controlled substances; additions and deletions to Schedule I and II list. VA - HB2910 Higher education; prohibits admission of illegal aliens to any public institutions in State. VA - HB2912 Teachers; school boards to provide sick leave for those w/debilitating or life-threatening illness. VA - HB2870 Human rights committees, state & local; requires 1 appt. to each shall be a health care provider. VA - HB2866 Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act; created, report. VA - HB2868 Public schools; school boards to prohibit distribution of literature focused on sexual behavior. VA - HB2857 Pharmacists; allows compounding under certain conditions, requirements. VA - HB2796 Suicide prevention; lead agency to be Department of Mental Health, etc., report. VA - HB2790 Teachers; licensure qualifications. VA - HB2832 Interscholastic & intercollegiate athletic ineligibility; use of anabolic steriods. VA - HB2784 Abortion clinics; regulation and licensure. VA - HB2831 Clinical drug trials; publication of certain data. VA - HB2656 Obstetrical and pediatric care; pilot programs in certain areas. VA - HB2613 Student surveys and questionnaires; local school boards to acquire parental consent. VA - HB2588 Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund; created. VA - HB2598 Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of; licensure. VA - HB2538 Nonresident pharmacies; registration. VA - HB2826 Brain Injury Waiver; licensing authority. VA - HB2804 Health care practitioners; immunity for making voluntary report regarding conduct or compentency. VA - HB2711 Hearing aids; practice of fitting or dealing. VA - HB2639 Medical care facilities certificate of public need; reissuance of request for new nursing home beds. VA - HB2514 Health care providers; elim. provisions governing disclosure of patient info. to third party payors. VA - HB2451 Septic systems; validity of septic tank permits. VA - HB2430 Health care services; safety and quality by physicians. VA - HB2316 Nursing home bed projects; conditions for issuance of an amended certificate of public need. VA - HB2368 Dentists and dental hygienists; licensure and continuing education. VA - HB2347 Abortion clinics; localities to adopt ordinance requiring license. VA - HB2602 No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to seek waiver. VA - HB2601 Medical assistance services; establishing more restrictive asset transfer limit. VA - HB2526 Athletic trainers; allows administration of certain topical drugs. VA - HB2524 Drug Control Act; definitions of compounding and dispense. VA - HB2523 Ambulance services; localities authorized to charge insurers. VA - HB2522 Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board; increase in membership & deletion of obsolete cross ref. VA - HB2519 Immunization Information System (VIIS); established. VA - HB2515 Medical records; charge for copies distinguished between patient request & subpoenaed records. VA - HB2516 Health records; revises certain provisions for privacy of minors. VA - HB2461 Residential facilities; Board who regulates to provide name, etc. of contact person. VA - HB2337 Articulation agreements; admission of community college students into four-year public institution. VA - HB2431 Practitioners; information provided to patients. VA - HB2429 Prescription Monitoring Program; includes reporting by out-of-state dispensers. VA - HB2422 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; membership. VA - HB2363 Health records; emphasizes right of an individual to have access thereto, exceptions. VA - HB2366 Hospitals and nursing homes; Bd. of Health must include min. standards for design and construction. VA - HB2284 Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; changes in benefits. VA - HB2253 Emergency Medical Services Plan, statewide; new requirements, and deletion of cross references. VA - HB2266 Character education; harassment prevention required. VA - HB2243 Medical care facilities certificate of public need; parties to the case. VA - HB2242 Pharmacy interns; provisions. VA - HB2223 Student expulsion; procedures for readmission. VA - HB2198 Sewage sludge; program established to train employees for testing thereof. VA - HB1816 Student fees; annual reporting of use. VA - HB1726 Higher education institutions; SCHEV to adopt guidelines for textbook sales. VA - HB1685 School property; allows local school boards to sell for transportation purposes. VA - HB1716 Schools; reporting of certain offenses by school authorities. VA - HB2238 Emergency medical services personnel training, response times, etc.; civil penalties. VA - HB2236 Patient records; protection of health data by hospitals. VA - HB1778 Methadone clinics; prohibited in certain counties. VA - HB2237 Practitioner Self-Referral Act; exemption. VA - HB1939 Health professionals; unprofessional conduct. VA - HB1938 Community services boards and behavioral health authorities; funding VA - HB1912 Pledge of Allegiance; guidelines. VA - HB1854 Drugs; returns, exchanges, or re-dispensing, exceptions. VA - HB2038 Midwifery; licensure. VA - HB2036 Long-term care; to ensure coordinated, effective, and efficient services to older adults. VA - HB2034 Higher Education Reform Act of 2005. VA - HB2166 Long-term health care; Sec. of Health & Human Resources to develop public info.campaign. VA - HB2104 Long-term care; preadmission screenings. VA - HB2018 Bedding and used upholstered furniture; regulations. VA - HB1865 Pharmacy, Board of; requires executive director to be a pharmacist. VA - HB2071 Southside Virginia Higher Education Center; created. VA - HB1989 School boards; increase of salaries for members in City of Salem. VA - HB1762 Standards of Quality; changes in provisions. VA - HB1719 Schools, postsecondary; clarifies role of Council of Higher Education in certification thereof. VA - HB1810 Abortion; sale of post-abortion fetal tissue unlawful, penalty. VA - HB1824 Infants; screening tests required after delivery. VA - HB1782 Teachers; extends provision for Superintendent of Public Instruction surveying shortage in schools. VA - HB1781 Teachers; extends sunset provision for division superintendent to report shortages to school board. VA - HB1770 Home schooling; testing of students. VA - HB1767 Home schooling; notification of certain examinations. VA - HB1743 Auto-injectable epinephrine; allows possession & self-administration by students in public schools. VA - HB1727 Death certificates; allows attorney and funeral directors to obtain copy. VA - HB1687 Birth records; access by grandparents. VA - HB1615 School safety audits; requirements. VA - HB1606 Nurses; endorsement of certain licensure of certification. VA - HB1607 Public health emergency; includes veterinarians in contact information. VA - HB455 Dietitians; licensure. VA - HB160 Optometrists; classification of practicing in a commercial or mercantile establishment. VA - HB1624 Insurance Plan for Seniors; created. VA - HB1589 Nonpublic schools; transportation services. VA - HB1573 Student conduct; code regulations to include guidelines on gang-related activity. VA - HB1524 Abortion; anesthesia for fetal pain, penalty VA - HB1570 Nosocomial infections; procedures for hospitals to release information. VA - SB1327 Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act; created, report. VA - SB1214 Early childhood education; availability in all school divisions for four- and five-year olds. VA - SB1146 Emergency Medical Services Plan, statewide; new requirements, and deletion of cross references. VA - SB948 No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to seek waiver. VA - SB724 Nursing homes; establishment of family councils. VA - SB272 Optometrists; classification of practicing in a commercial or mercantile establishment.