Certificate of public need; issuance for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5. (HB611)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner (Commissioner) to accept and review applications and issue a certificate of public need for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5, provided that certain conditions are met. The bill provides that the Commissioner shall not deny the application on the basis of economic or service volume impact on existing providers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102444D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
01/30/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB611)
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House (49-Y 46-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (49-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
03/01/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health


Bill Peabody writes:

Let the market determine "need"
Not bureaucrats.