Health care; consent to disclosure of records. (HB1359)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care; consent to services and disclosure of records. Provides that an authorization for the disclosure of health records shall remain in effect until (i) the authorization is revoked in writing and delivered to the health care entity maintaining the health record subject to the authorization, (ii) any expiration date set forth in the authorization, or (iii) the health care entity maintaining the health record becomes aware of any expiration event described in the authorization, whichever occurs first, and that a revocation shall not be effective to the extent that the health care entity maintaining the health record released health records prior to the delivery of such revocation. The bill also provides that authorization for the release of health records shall include authorization for the person named in the authorization to assist the person who is the subject of the health record in accessing health care services, including scheduling appointments for the person who is the subject of the health record and attending appointments together with the person who is the subject of the health record. The bill also provides that every health care provider shall make health records of a patient available to any person designated by a patient in an authorization to release health records and that a health care provider shall allow a spouse, parent, adult child, adult sibling, or other person identified by a patient to make an appointment for medical services on behalf of such patient, regardless of whether such patient has executed an authorization to release health records. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/24/2022Unanimous consent to introduce
01/24/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104513D
01/24/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1359)
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22106251D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106251D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1359H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1359H1)
02/23/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/25/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22107081D-S1
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1359S1)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107081D-S1
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1359S1
03/08/2022Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22107081D-S1 (57-Y 41-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1359ER)
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1359ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108155D-H2
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (53-Y 47-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB1359ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 784 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)