Health information; sharing between community services boards and jails. (SB1644)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; plan for sharing inmate health information between community services boards and local and regional jails. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to convene a work group to study the issue of and develop a plan for sharing protected health information of individuals with mental health treatment needs who have been confined to a local or regional jail in the Commonwealth and who have previously received mental health treatment from a community services board or behavioral health authority in the Commonwealth. The bill requires DBHDS to report by October 1, 2019, to the Governor and the General Assembly on (i) development of the plan, (ii) the content of the plan, and (iii) the steps necessary to implement the plan, including any statutory or regulatory changes and any necessary appropriations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104532D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1644)
01/18/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Read second time
01/22/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1644E
01/22/2019Printed as engrossed 19104532D-E
01/23/2019Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1644E)
02/11/2019Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1
02/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1644ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1644ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 685 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)