2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 611
Sponsored By:
Delegates B. Robinson, Glenn, Howard, and Nathan-Pulliam
Health - Pregnant Women - Hepatitis B Testing


Requiring an individual attending a woman for pregnancy to submit to a medical laboratory a blood sample taken from the woman at the time the individual first examines the woman and, under specified circumstances, at the time of delivery; requiring the medical laboratory that receives the blood sample to perform a specified hepatitis B surface antigen test; and providing that the Act does not apply to a woman who objects to a standard hepatitis B surface antigen test for religious reasons.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Chemical Tests
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 18-310 )


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Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered