2010 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 9
Sponsored By:
Delegates Sophocleus, Barkley, DeBoy, Dumais, Elmore, George, Hecht, Heller, Impallaria, Love, McConkey, McDonough, Montgomery, Shewell, and Stocksdale
Health - Duty to Report Death - Requirement and Penalties


Requiring specified individuals who have personal knowledge of the death of another or who have discovered the body of another individual to provide notice within 24 hours after acquiring personal knowledge or discovery of the death to a law enforcement officer, physician, 9- 1-1 system, or medical examiner under specified circumstances; providing that the Act does not apply to an individual who reasonably believes that the death has been reported in accordance with the Act; and establishing penalties.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Medical Examiners
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 5-101 , 5-203 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations