Lyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. (HB2731)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires every laboratory reporting the results of a test for Lyme disease ordered by a health care provider in an office-based setting to include, together with the results of such test provided to the health care provider, a notice stating that the results of Lyme disease tests may vary and may produce results that are inaccurate and that a patient may not be able to rely on a positive or negative result from such test. Such notice shall also include a statement that health care providers are encouraged to discuss Lyme disease test results with the patient for whom the test was ordered. The bill also provides that a laboratory that complies with the provisions of the bill shall be immune from civil liability absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103490D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2731)
01/21/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19105570D-H1
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2731H1)
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105570D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2731H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred 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 (HB2731ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2731ER)
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
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 435 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)