2008 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 510

File Code: Public Health
Sponsored By:
Delegates Pendergrass, DeBoy, Hammen, Love, and Morhaim
Entitled:
Health Care Decisions Act - Advance Directives - Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures

Synopsis:

Establishing, for purposes of the Health Care Decisions Act, that an electronic signature shall have the same effect as a manual signature, if the electronic signature meets specified requirements; authorizing a competent individual to make an electronic advance directive; authorizing an advance directive to be revoked electronically; defining the terms "electronic signature" and "signed"; altering the definition of "advance directive" to include electronic documents; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
1/30
First Reading Health and Government Operations
2/6
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
2/26
Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
2/27
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
2/29
Third Reading Passed (137-0)
3/28
Returned Passed
Senate Action
3/3
First Reading Finance
3/18
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
3/31
Favorable Report by Finance
3/28
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
3/29
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
4/8
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 79

Sponsored by:

Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Advance Medical Directives
Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Signatures

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Commercial Law
( 21-101 )
Health - General
( 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601 , 5-601.1 , 5-602 , 5-604 )

Documents:

Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
House
February 29, 2008: Third Reading Passed (137-0)
Senate
March 29, 2008: Third Reading Passed (47-0)