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VAHB5141IntroPossession of marijuana. Legalizes simple possession of marijuana. Current law provides a civil penalty of no more than $25 for the simple possession of marijuana. The bill also provides that simple possession of marijuana or its use by a child young...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB5070IntroNurse practitioners; practice without a practice agreement. Reduces the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement from five years to t...
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2020-08-19
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB5057IntroCertain health care providers; licensure or certification by endorsement. Requires the Board of Health to issue a certification by endorsement to any applicant for certification as an emergency medical services provider who holds a valid, unrestricte...
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2020-08-18
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB2PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
VAHB1084PassSurgical assistants; licensure. Defines "surgical assistant" and "practice of surgical assisting" and directs the Board of Medicine to establish criteria for the licensure of surgical assistants. Currently, the Board may issue a registration as a sur...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1222)
VASB976PassBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis dispensing facilities. Defines "cannabis dispensing facilities" and allows the Board of Pharmacy to issue up to five permits for cannabis dispensing facilities per health service area. The bill r...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1278)
VASB270PassPractice of pharmacy; regulation by Board of Pharmacy; report. Provides that compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an execution by lethal injection shall constitute the practice of pharmacy and...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1166)
VAHB932PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; natural gas automobile mechanics and technicians; removal of certification requirement. Removes the certification requirement for, and associated regulatory authority over, the occupation of nat...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1168)
VASB760PassLicensure of psychologists; Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed psychologists to practice in Compact member states, pro...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1162)
VAHB2PassFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1111)
VASB70PassFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1112)
VASB120PassPrograms to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or ma...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1093)
VAHB648PassPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Care ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1066)
VASB566PassNaloxone; possession and administration. Provides that a person who is not otherwise authorized to administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal may administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1095)
VASB575PassPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Care Coordination Program; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Care ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1067)
VAHB908PassNaloxone; possession and administration; employee or person acting on behalf of a public place. Authorizes an employee or other person acting on behalf of a public place, as defined in the bill, who has completed a training program on the administrat...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0924)
VAHB1261PassAthletic trainers; naloxone or other opioid antagonist. Authorizes licensed athletic trainers to possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist for overdose reversal pursuant to an oral or written order or standing protocol issued by the ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0927)
VAHB1260PassAdvisory Board on Athletic Training; membership. Provides that the one member of the Advisory Board on Athletic Training required to be an athletic trainer who is currently licensed by the Board on Athletic Training and who has practiced in the Commo...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0926)
VASB616PassDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0958)
VASB653PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; real estate brokers; escrow funds. Provides that in the event of foreclosure of real property, all rent moneys, regardless of when received, shall be deposited in an escrow account by the end of...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1014)
VASB885PassPerformance of laboratory analysis; cannabidiol oil; THC-A oil; tetrahydrocannabinol. Provides that no person employed by an analytical laboratory to retrieve, deliver, or possess cannabidiol oil, THC-A oil, or industrial hemp samples from a permitte...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0941)
VAHB1670PassBoard of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; cannabis oil. Allows pharmaceutical processors to acquire industrial hemp grown and processed in Virginia from a registered industrial hemp dealer or processor and allows a pharmaceutical processor to pro...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0928)
VASB1044PassFuneral directors and embalmers; Board to promulgate regulations for licensure. Directs the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to promulgate regulations that establish requirements of licensure for funeral directors and embalmers.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0943)
VASB1045PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; sample testing. Directs the Board of Pharmacy to require that, after processing and before dispensing cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil, a pharmaceutical processor make a homogenized batch of product for testing at an indep...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0944)
VASB1046PassClinical social workers; patient records; involuntary detention orders. Adds clinical social workers to the list of eligible providers that includes treating physicians and clinical psychologists who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patie...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0945)
VASB422PassHealth regulatory boards. Clarifies the meaning of "license" as used by the Boards of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and Physical Therapy and the conditions under which a license may be denied, suspended, or revoked by the Board of Veterinary Medici...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0885)
VASB431IntroProvision of mental health services to a minor; access to health records. Prohibits a health care provider from refusing to provide mental health services to a minor on the basis that the parents of such minor refuse to agree to limit their access to...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Department of Health Professions
VAHB1012PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)
VASB578PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
VASB663IntroPractice of medicine and other healing arts; provision of litigation assistance. Requires practitioners of medicine and other healing arts to provide litigation assistance to treated patients and their attorneys. Such litigation assistance includes p...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia Bar Association
VASB858IntroNaturopathic doctors; license required. Requires the Board of Medicine to license and regulate naturopathic doctors, defined in the bill as an individual, other than a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry, who may diagnose, treat...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Department of Health Professions
VAHB791PassComprehensive harm reduction programs. Repeals the sunset on the authority of the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs that include the distribution of sterile hypodermic needles and ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)
VASB385PassProfessional engineers; regulations, scope of exception. Requires that the State Corporation Commission promulgate regulations requiring (i) certain otherwise exempted engineers to be licensed with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regu...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)
VASB543PassFirearms shows; mandatory background check. Requires the Department of State Police to perform a criminal history record information check on the prospective purchaser or transferee prior to the completion of any firearms transaction at a firearms sh...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)
VASB530PassPossession and administration of epinephrine; restaurant employee. Authorizes any employee of a licensed restaurant to possess and administer epinephrine on the premises of the restaurant at which the employee is employed, provided that such employee...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0853)
VASB646PassTetrahydrocannabinol concentration; definition. Clarifies that certain uses of "tetrahydrocannabinol concentration" refer to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0831)
VAHB42PassHealth 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, o...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)
VAHB347PassCommonwealth's medical cannabis program; work group to review; report. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group to review the Commonwealth's medical cannabis program and issues of critical importance to the medical ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)
VASB245PassDepartment of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions fr...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
VAHB808PassServices for survivors of sexual assault. Requires every hospital in the Commonwealth to provide treatment or transfer services, as defined in the bill, to survivors of sexual assault pursuant to a plan approved by the Department of Health; establish...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)
VAHB838PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; Real Estate Board; disclosure statement. Requires the residential property disclosure statement form developed by the Real Estate Board and maintained on its website to include a statement signed by the p...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)
VAHB1121PassMassage therapists; qualifications; license. Provides that an applicant who completed a massage therapy educational program in a foreign country may apply for licensure as a massage therapist upon submission of evidence that the applicant (i) is at l...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0727)
VAHB1460PassDispensing cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; non-Virginia residents. Provides that in addition to a patient or a patient's legal guardian who is a Virginia resident, a pharmaceutical processor may dispense in person to a patient or a patient's legal gua...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VAHB1506PassPharmacists; prescribing, dispensing, and administration of controlled substances. Allows a pharmacist to initiate treatment with and dispense and administer certain drugs and devices to persons 18 years of age or older in accordance with a statewide...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0731)
VASB913PassHome hospice programs; disposal of drugs; opioids. Specifies that hospice policies and procedures for the disposal of drugs must include provisions for the safe disposal of opioids.
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0739)
VAHB1646PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Contractors; misclassification of worker prohibited. Provides that the Board for Contractors (the Board) shall require a contractor to appropriately classify all workers as employees o...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)
VASB1015PassPossession of marijuana; cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. Provides that a person who possesses marijuana in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practitioner in the course of his professional pra...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)
VASB53PassBoard of Social Work; reciprocal licensing agreements. Directs the Board of Social Work to pursue the establishment of reciprocal agreements with jurisdictions that are contiguous with the Commonwealth for the licensure of baccalaureate social worker...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)
VAHB1340PassRevision of Title 55. Makes technical amendments relating to the revision and recodification of Title 55 enacted in the 2019 Session. The bill also implements clarifying changes and other changes made in the revision and recodification. This bill is ...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)
VAHB1531PassPrescription drug disposal program; methods to enhance public awareness. Directs the Board of Pharmacy to enhance public awareness of proper drug disposal methods by assembling a group of stakeholders to develop strategies to increase the number of p...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0614)
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