Elective procedure, test, or service; estimate of payment amount. (SB1004)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Advance estimate of patient payment amount for elective medical procedure, test, or service; notice of right to request. Provides that every hospital currently required to provide an estimate of the payment amount for an elective procedure, test, or service for which a patient may be responsible shall also be required to provide each patient with written information regarding his right to request such estimate, to post written information regarding a patient's right to request such estimate conspicuously in public areas of the hospital, and to make such information available on the hospital's website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


07/16/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100070D
07/16/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2019Impact statement from VDH (SB1004)
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Incorporates SB1357 (Wagner)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19104197D-S1
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104197D-S1
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1004S1
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1004S1)
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Committee amendments rejected
02/14/2019Amendments by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/14/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2019Passed House with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019House amendments rejected by Senate (4-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019House insisted on amendments
02/19/2019House requested conference committee
02/20/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/2019Senators: Chase, Suetterlein, Lucas
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Aird, Stolle, Garrett
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1004ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1004ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 671 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)