Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and services. (HB1606)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; psychiatric beds and services. Eliminates the requirement for a certificate of public need for certain projects involving mental hospitals or psychiatric hospitals and intermediate care facilities established primarily for the medical, psychiatric, or psychological treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with substance abuse. The bill also directs the Department of Health to develop a plan for an expedited permitting process for psychiatric beds consistent with the State Medical Facilities Plan by July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/25/2018Unanimous consent to introduce
01/25/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104103D
01/25/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 0-N)
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Read second time
02/06/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1606E
02/06/2018Printed as engrossed 18104103D-E
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House (51-Y 45-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1606E)
03/01/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health