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VAHB115EnrollPrograms 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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2020-02-19
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB115ER)
VASB304EngrossAnimal shelter euthanasia rate. Requires any public or private animal shelter or releasing agency to annually file with the State Veterinarian (i) a copy of its intake policy, (ii) the number of animals on which a euthanasia procedure was performed, ...
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 19]

Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
VASB578EngrossEarly 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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2020-02-19
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VASB616EngrossDepartment 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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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 19]
[Hearing: Feb 19]

Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (16-Y 6-N)
VASB122EngrossTeledentistry. Defines "teledentistry," establishes requirements for the practice of teledentistry and the taking of dental scans for use in teledentistry by dental scan technicians, and clarifies requirements related to the use of digital work order...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB120EngrossPrograms 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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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB239EngrossMedical assistants; administration of fluoride varnish. Allows any person to possess and administer topical fluoride varnish pursuant to an oral or written order or a standing protocol issued by a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistr...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
VASB264EngrossCertified registered nurse anesthetists; prescriptive authority. Authorizes certified registered nurse anesthetists to prescribe Schedule II through Schedule VI controlled substances and devices to a patient requiring anesthesia, as part of the perip...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB245EngrossDepartment 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB422EngrossHealth 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
VASB543EngrossFirearms 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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2020-02-18
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB566EngrossNaloxone; 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB565EngrossCollaborative practice agreements; nurse practitioners; physician assistants. Adds nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the list of health care practitioners who shall not be required to participate in a collaborative agreement with a phar...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB575EngrossPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Information Exchange; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Informatio...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
VASB519EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; cemeteries; exemptions. Clarifies that, for the purpose of exemption from regulation by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, "church" includes a church that operates as a ...
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2020-02-18
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VASB538EngrossDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemicals to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed from the sche...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB540EngrossHealth professionals; unprofessional conduct; reporting. Requires the chief executive officer and the chief of staff of every hospital or other health care institution in the Commonwealth, the director of every licensed home health or hospice organiz...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB530EngrossPossession and administration of epinephrine; restaurant employee. Authorizes any employee of a licensed restaurant to possess and administer epinephrine, provided that such employee is authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
VASB544EngrossAdvance directives; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; capacity determinations. Adds licensed physician assistants to the list of health care practitioners permitted to determine that a person who has executed an advance directive granting an...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB1147EngrossEpinephrine required in certain public places. Allows public places to make epinephrine available for administration. The bill allows employees of such public places who are authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of epinephrine ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VAHB1460EngrossDispensing cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; non-Virginia residents. Removes the requirement that a person be a Virginia resident to obtain a certification for cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil in Virginia. The bill also makes clear that a practitioner who ...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VASB633EngrossMusic therapy; licensure. Requires the Board of Social Work to adopt regulations establishing a regulatory structure to license music therapists in the Commonwealth and establishes an advisory board to assist the Board in this process. Under the bill...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB713EngrossBoard of Counseling; licensure of art therapists and art therapist associates. Requires the Board of Counseling to adopt regulations establishing a regulatory structure to license art therapists and art therapist associates in the Commonwealth and es...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB653EngrossDepartment 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VASB830EngrossPharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician trainees; registration. Amends eligibility criteria for registration as a pharmacy technician to include a requirement that the individual has (i) successfully completed or was enrolled in a Board of Pharm...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB913EngrossHome 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
VASB915EngrossBarbers and cosmetologists; training requirement. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring completion of more than 1,200 hours of training in the field for which an applicant for a license to practice barbering or cosmetology se...
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2020-02-18
To House General Laws Committee
VASB836EngrossNaloxone; possession and administration; employee or person acting on behalf of a public place. Provides that an employee or other person acting on behalf of a public place who has completed a training program on the administration of naloxone or oth...
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2020-02-18
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB976EngrossBoard 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
VASB981EngrossProfessions and occupations; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses of military service members and veterans. Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are ordered to federal active d...
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2020-02-18
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
VAHB1670EngrossBoard 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 8:30 am]
To Senate Education: Health Professions Committee
VASB1070EngrossCemeteries, special interments; pets. Allows the remains of cremated pets to be interred with human remains.
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VASB1015EngrossPossession 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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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 19]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB1026EngrossPharmacists; initiating treatment, dispensing, and administering of controlled substances. Includes in the practice of pharmacy initiating treatment, dispensing, and administering of certain drugs and devices by a pharmacist, provided that such pharm...
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2020-02-18
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Health Professions Committee
VASB1074EngrossSchedule VI controlled substances; hypodermic syringes and needles; limited-use license. Allows the Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited-use license for the purpose of dispensing Schedule VI controlled substances, excluding the combination of misopro...
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2020-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 20]
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB165EngrossTeledentistry. Defines "teledentistry," establishes requirements for the practice of teledentistry and the taking of dental scans for use in teledentistry by dental scan technicians, and clarifies requirements related to the use of digital work order...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB299EngrossMedical assistants; administration of fluoride varnish. Allows an authorized agent of a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry to possess and administer topical fluoride varnish pursuant to an oral or written order or a standing proto...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
VAHB362EngrossCapacity determinations; physician assistant. Expands the class of health care practitioners who can make the determination that a patient is incapable of making informed decisions to include a licensed physician assistant. The bill provides that suc...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB517EngrossCollaborative practice agreements; nurse practitioners; physician assistants. Adds nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the list of health care practitioners who shall not be required to participate in a collaborative agreement with a phar...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB386EngrossDepartment 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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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
VAHB641EngrossFuneral service providers; caskets provided by third parties. Eliminates the prohibition on the sale of, or offering for sale, caskets by a person other than a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee in cases in which prene...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB648EngrossPrescription Monitoring Program; information disclosed to the Emergency Department Information Exchange; redisclosure. Provides for the mutual exchange of information between the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Emergency Department Informatio...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB471EngrossHealth professionals; unprofessional conduct; reporting. Requires the chief executive officer and the chief of staff of every hospital or other health care institution in the Commonwealth, the director of every licensed home health or hospice organiz...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB791EngrossComprehensive 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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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
VAHB950EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; cemeteries; exemptions. Defines "church," for the purpose of determining whether a cemetery that is owned and operated by a church is exempt from regulation by the Department of Professional and...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB967EngrossProfessions and occupations; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses of military service members. Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are (i) ordered to federal active duty under...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1059EngrossCertified registered nurse anesthetists; prescriptive authority. Authorizes certified registered nurse anesthetists to prescribe Schedule II through Schedule VI controlled substances and devices to a patient requiring anesthesia, as part of the perip...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1121EngrossMassage 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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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 8:00 am]
To Senate Education: Health Committee
VAHB1346EngrossClaim for attorney fees. Aligns the provision for a claim for attorney fees to be paid out of money or property under control of the court with Rule 3:25 of the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia by providing that the claim for such attorney fees sha...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
VAHB1263EngrossDrug Control Act; Schedule I. Adds certain chemicals to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act. The Board of Pharmacy has added these substances to Schedule I in an expedited regulatory process. A substance added via this process is removed from the sche...
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2020-02-17
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
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