Maternal Mortality Review Team; established, investigations. (HB2546)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Maternal Death Review Team established. Establishes the Maternal Death Review Team (the Team) to develop and implement procedures to ensure that maternal deaths occurring in the Commonwealth are analyzed in a systematic way. The bill requires the Team to (i) develop and revise as necessary operating procedures for maternal death reviews, including identification of cases to be reviewed and procedures for coordinating among the agencies and professionals involved; (ii) improve the identification of, and data collection and record keeping related to, causes of maternal deaths; (iii) recommend components of programs to increase awareness and prevention of, and education about, maternal deaths; and (iv) recommend training to improve the review of maternal deaths. The bill also requires the Team to compile triennial statistical data regarding maternal deaths and to make such data available to the Governor and the General Assembly. The bill provides that information and records obtained or created by the Team and portions of meetings of the Team at which individual maternal deaths are discussed shall be confidential. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102443D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19105204D-H1
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2546H1)
02/01/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105204D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2546H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2019Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Rereferred to Education and Health
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Health
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2546ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2546ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (HB2546ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 834 (effective 7/1/19)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.