Bill Text: VA SB634 | 2013 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Impaired health care providers; amends definition of impairment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-11-30 - Left in Education and Health [SB634 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2013-SB634-Introduced.html
Offered January 20, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact §54.1-2515 of the Code of Virginia, relating to impaired health care providers.
Patron-- Vogel
Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That §54.1-2515 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§54.1-2515. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Committee" means the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program Committee as described in §54.1-2517.

"Contract" means a written agreement between a practitioner and the Committee providing the terms and conditions of program participation or a written agreement entered into by the Director for the implementation of monitoring services.

"Disciplinary action" means any proceeding which may lead to a monetary penalty, probation, or to reprimand, restriction, revocation, suspension, denial or other order relating to the license, certificate, registration or multistate privilege of a health care practitioner issued by a health regulatory board.

"Impairment" means a physical or, mental, psychological, or behavioral disability, including, but not limited to substance abuse or the mismanagement of countertransference, that substantially alters the ability of a practitioner to practice his profession with safety to his patients and the public.

"Practitioner" means any individual regulated by any health regulatory board listed in §54.1-2503.