Death certificate; medical certification, electronic filing w/State Registrar of Vital Records, etc. (HB2445)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death certificates; medical certification; electronic filing. Requires the completed medical certification portion of a death certificate to be filed electronically with the State Registrar of Vital Records through the Electronic Death Registration System and provides that, except under certain circumstances, failure to file a medical certification of death electronically through the Electronic Death Registration System shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine. The bill includes a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020, and a phased-in requirement for registration with the Electronic Death Registration System and electronic filing of medical certifications of death for various categories of health care providers. The bill directs the Department of Health to work with stakeholders to educate and encourage physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to timely register with and utilize the Electronic Death Registration System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102122D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Impact statement from VDH (HB2445)
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19105355D-H1
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2445H1)
01/28/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105355D-H1
01/29/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2445H1
01/30/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/30/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2445ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2445ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 213 (effective - see bill)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1493.