HB 42

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Nov 19, 2019
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Apr 06, 2020

Prenatal and postnatal depression, etc.; importance of screening patients.

Abstract

Health care providers; screening of patients for prenatal and postpartum depression; training. Directs the Board of Medicine to annually issue a communication to every practitioner licensed by the Board who provides primary, maternity, obstetrical, or gynecological health care services reiterating the standard of care pertaining to prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression and encouraging practitioners to screen every patient who is pregnant or who has been pregnant within the previous five years for prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression, as clinically appropriate. The bill requires the Board to include in such communication information about the factors that may increase susceptibility of certain patients to prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression, including racial and economic disparities, and to encourage providers to remain cognizant of the increased risk of depression for such patients.

Health care providers; screening of patients for prenatal and postpartum depression; training. Directs the Board of Medicine to annually issue a communication to every practitioner licensed by the Board who provides primary, maternity, obstetrical, or gynecological health care services reiterating the standard of care pertaining to prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression and encouraging practitioners to screen every patient who is pregnant or who has been pregnant within the previous five years for prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression, as clinically appropriate. The bill requires the Board to include in such communication information about the factors that may increase susceptibility of certain patients to prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression, including racial and economic disparities, and to encourage providers to remain cognizant of the increased risk of depression for such patients.

Health care providers; screening of patientsfor prenatal and postpartum depression; training. Directs theBoards of Medicine and Nursing to adopt regulations requiring licenseeswho provide primary, maternity, obstetrical, or gynecological healthcare services to complete a training program on prenatal and postnatal depression in women. Such training program shall include informationon risk factors for and signs and symptoms of prenatal and postnatal depression, resources for the treatment and management of prenataland postnatal depression, and steps the practitioner can take tolink patients to such resources. The bill also requires the Boardof Medicine to adopt regulations requiring licensees who provide primary,maternity, obstetrical, or gynecological health care services toscreen all patients who are pregnant or who have been pregnant withinthe previous five years for prenatal or postnatal depression or other depression, as appropriate.

Bill Sponsors (6)

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Actions


Apr 06, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 709 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB42ER)

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (29-Y 11-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (Y-98 0-N)

Mar 05, 2020

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

House

Conferees appointed by House

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 03, 2020

House

House acceded to request

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 27, 2020

House

Senate amendment rejected by House (3-Y 96-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 96-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (30-Y 10-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Reported from Education and Health with amendment (10-Y 5-N)

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Health Professions

Feb 10, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB42H1)

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)

Feb 06, 2020

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB42H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107179D-H1

House

Read second time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 04, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20107179D-H1

House

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)

Jan 29, 2020

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions

Jan 13, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB42)

Nov 19, 2019

House

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100344D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB42) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB42H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB42ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB42ASE HTML
Amendment: HB42AS HTML
Amendment: HB42AC HTML

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