RD103 - Health Care Compact

  • Published: 2013
  • Author: Joint Commission on Health Care
  • Enabling Authority: Request of Delegate Christopher K. Peace

Executive Summary:
House Bill 264, introduced by Delegate Christopher K. Peace during the 2012 General Assembly Session, sought to amend Title 32.1, Chapter 17 of the Code of Virginia to establish the Interstate Health Care Compact. Enacting HB 264 would allow Virginia to join other member states in requesting Congressional consent to regulate health care within state borders; suspend “the operation of any conflicting federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders within their states,” and secure federal funding. HB 264 was continued in the House Committee on Rules until 2013 and Delegate Peace requested that the Joint Commission on Health Care conduct an informational study regarding the Interstate Health Care Compact. (HB 264 was ultimately left in in the House Committee on Rules.)