VAND Legislative Tracking
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

View only
 
ABCDEFGHI
1
Bill NumberVAND PositionLegislative SummaryChief PatronLast actionPassed HousePassed SenateFailed
Approved
2
HB1785OpposeFood establishment inspections; exemptions. Exempts from inspections by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services private homes where the resident processes and prepares any yogurt that has an equilibrium pH value of 4.6 or lower or baked good, subject to certain conditions. Current law exempts only those baked goods that do not require time or temperature control after preparation. The bill removes the requirement that private homes where the resident processes pickles or other acidified vegetables sell less than $3,000 in gross sales in a calendar year in order to qualify for such exemption. This bill contains technical amendments.Fariss01/16/19 H Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (5-Y 17-N)NNYN
3
HB1847SupportCommission on Wellness and Opportunity; report. Establishes the Commission on Wellness and Opportunity to (i) establish the mission and vision of what wellness means for Virginia by (a) examining various dimensions of wellness, including but not limited to, physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and social wellness, and (b) developing a comprehensive theoretical framework; (ii) identify and define measurable opportunities and outcomes that build community competence around well-being; and (iii) make policy recommendations for improving the quality of life for the people of the Commonwealth.Adams, D.M.02/05/19 H Left in RulesNNYN
4
HB1858SupportVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.McQuinn02/05/19 H Left in AppropriationsNNYN
5
HB1967Physicians; requirement of medical specialty board certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that employ or provide staff membership or professional privileges to individuals licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, medical malpractice insurance providers, or health insurance providers from considering active certification of a physician by a medical specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, or any other nationally recognized entity providing medical specialty certification as a prerequisite for employment, the granting or continuing of staff membership or professional privileges, issuance of medical malpractice insurance coverage, reimbursement for services provided to a person covered by a health insurance policy, or licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth.Rasoul02/05/19 H Left in Commerce and LaborNNYN
6
HB1970Telemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload. The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services.Kilgore03/05/19 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 211 (effective 7/1/19)YYNY
7
HB1998Exposure to bodily fluids; infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses; expedited testing. Requires a general district court to hold a hearing within 48 hours of a petition being filed seeking to compel collection of a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis B or C viruses when exposure to bodily fluids occurs between a person and any health care provider, person employed by or under the direction and control of a health care provider, law-enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, person employed by a public safety agency, or school board employee and the person whose blood specimen is sought refuses to consent to providing such specimen. The bill directs the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to publish a petition form for such filing. If the court is closed during the 48-hour time period, the petition shall be heard on the next day that the court is in session. The bill allows a testing order to be issued based on a finding that there is probable cause to believe that exposure has occurred. Any person who is the subject of such order may appeal to the circuit court of the same jurisdiction within 10 days of receiving notice of the order. The bill specifies that no specimen obtained as a result of a testing order shall be tested for any purpose other than for the purpose provided for in the bill, nor shall the specimen or the results of such testing be used for any purpose in any criminal matter or investigation. Any violation shall constitute reversible error in any criminal case in which the specimen or results were used.Price02/15/19 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 27 (effective 7/1/19)YYNY
8
HB2177SupportHealth insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products as medicine and to include coverage for medically necessary formula and enteral nutrition products on the same terms and subject to the same conditions imposed on other medicines covered under the policy, contract, or plan.Murphy02/05/19 H Left in Commerce and LaborNNYN
9
HB2400School boards; School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program; web-based application. Requires each local school board that collects information to determine eligibility for participation in the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish and post prominently on its website a web-based application for student participation in such program and to continue to provide a paper-based application. The bill permits any school board in establishing such an application to adopt the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Web-Based Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals or to digitize its existing paper-based application.Roem03/05/19 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 228 (effective 7/1/19)YYNY
10
HB2462School boards; school meal policies; student debt; parental notification. Requires each local school board to require the appropriate school board employee to inform the parent of any student who incurs a school meal debt of (i) the amount of such debt no later than 20 days after it accrues and (ii) the consequences of such debt and the school board policy and procedure relating to such debt, including any requirement that such student be served an alternative meal or be required to dispose of meals served to him while such debt remains unpaid.Roem02/05/19 H Left in EducationNNYN
11
SB999SupportVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities.Stanley02/19/19 H Left in AppropriationsNYYN
12
SB1189Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities. The bill was incorporated into SB 999.Dance01/16/19 S Incorporated by Finance (SB999-Stanley) (16-Y 0-N)NNYN
13
SB1221Telemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these services are available. The bill defines remote patient monitoring services as the delivery of home health services using telecommunications technology to enhance the delivery of home health care, including monitoring of clinical patient data such as weight, blood pressure, pulse, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and other condition-specific data; medication adherence monitoring; and interactive video conferencing with or without digital image upload. The bill requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services a provision for the payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided through telemedicine services.Chafin03/05/19 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 219 (effective 7/1/19)YYNY
14
SB1344Health insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis; (ii) association health plans; (iii) plans provided by a multiple-employer welfare arrangement; (iv) plans provided pursuant to a benefits consortium, the members of which are banks and employers that provide products and services to banks; and (v) plans provided pursuant to a not-for-profit benefits consortium consisting of five or more private educational institutions, to provide, as an essential health benefit, coverage that includes preventive care. Essential health benefits include items and services covered in accordance with regulations issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in effect as of January 1, 2019.Favola01/31/19 S Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 11-N)NNYN
15
Budget ItemsItem NumberDescriptionGovernorHouseSenate
16
291 #1h$3.0 million NGF in FY 2020 for the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. This amendment transfers $3.0 million from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant contained in the introduced budget for the Department of Health community health services to the the Department of Social Services on a one-time basis for summer child nutrition programs. Funding for many food assistance programs for children were moved from the Department of Health to the Department of Education in fiscal year 2018 (Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly). Currently food banks receive funding through these consolidated programs. This funding would supplement these programs for children that do not have access to the Summer Food Programs that are offered through local education authorities.YYY
17
303 #3sIncrease Coverage of Preventive Services and Vaccines for Currently Eligible Medicaid Adults. The introduced budget adds $3.5 million GF and $3.6 million in of matching federal Medicaid funds in FY 2020 to ensure comparable preventive services and vaccine coverage for adults eligible for the current Medicaid program to those newly eligible for the program pursuant to Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. Language specifies that these services include coverage of: (i) prevention services with a grade of "A" or "B" recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force; (ii) adult vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP); and (iii) preventive services for women recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).YNN
Loading...