VA HB1849 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)
Status: Passed on February 21 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-02-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Practice of dental hygiene; remote supervision; employment or supervision by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; report. Allows a dental hygienist employed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to practice under the remote supervision of a dentist employed by the Department or the Department of Health. Under current law, only a dental hygienist or dentist employed by the Virginia Department of Health may practice or supervise remotely. The bill also adds mobile dentistry programs operated by the Department for adults with developmental disabilities to the list of locations where a dental hygienist may practice under the remote supervision of a licensed dentist and directs the Department to annually submit a report of services provided by such dental hygienists to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The bill directs the Board of Dentistry to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill.

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Dental hygienist; remote supervision of a dentist employed by DBHDS.


Roll Calls

2019-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-08 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-21 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-15 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-21 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)
2019-02-21 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 86 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-02-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
2019-02-15HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
2019-02-14SenateSigned by President
2019-02-13HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-13HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1849ER)
2019-02-11SenatePassed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-11SenateRead third time
2019-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-07SenateReported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
2019-01-22SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-01-22SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-01-21HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-21HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
2019-01-18HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1849H1
2019-01-18HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 19104928D-H1
2019-01-18HouseRead second time
2019-01-17HouseRead first time
2019-01-15HouseCommittee substitute printed 19104928D-H1
2019-01-15HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-02HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2019-01-02HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102514D

Code Citations

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