Health Professions, Dept. of, & health regulatory boards; information obtained in an investigation. (HB2556)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health Professions and health regulatory boards; information obtained in an investigation or disciplinary proceeding; authorized disclosures. Provides that provisions protecting the confidentiality of information obtained during an investigation or disciplinary hearing do not prohibit the disclosure of information about a suspected violation of state or federal law or regulation to state law enforcement. Under current law, such disclosure is authorized only to agencies within the Health and Human Resources Secretariat or to federal law-enforcement agencies. The bill also provides that investigative staff of agencies to which disclosure is authorized are not prohibited from interviewing fact witnesses, disclosing to fact witnesses the identity of the subject of the complaint or report, or reviewing with fact witnesses any portion of records or other supporting documentation necessary to refresh the fact witnesses' recollection. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101010D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2556)
01/22/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read first time
01/25/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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 (HB2556ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2556ER)
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
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)