Certificate of public need; establishing psychiatric service and addition of inpatient beds. (SB524)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), and Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; requires the Commissioner of Health to accept applications and to authorize the Commissioner to issue certificates of public need to establish a psychiatric service and the addition of psychiatric inpatient beds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12104045D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB524)
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB524)
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2012Passed by for the day
02/08/2012Passed by for the day
02/09/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2012Amendment by Senator Northam agreed to
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB524E
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Printed as engrossed 12104045D-E
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB524E)
02/23/2012Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.