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VASB1004PassAdvance estimate of patient payment amount for elective medical procedure, test, or service; notice of right to request. Provides that every hospital currently required to provide an estimate of the payment amount for an elective procedure, test, or ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)
VASB1080PassRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)
VAHB1839PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VAHB1939PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; adjustment of fees by regulatory boards; distribution of excess fees to regulants. Provides that following the close of any biennium, when the account for any regulatory board within the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)
VASB1611PassHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)
VASB1516PassDepartment of Corrections; disclosure of information; delivery of controlled substances to prisoners. Requires the Director of the Department of Health Professions, upon receiving a request for information, to disclose to an investigator for the Depa...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)
VASB1547PassMusic therapy. Directs the Board of Health Professions to evaluate whether music therapists and the practice of music therapy should be regulated and the degree of regulation to be imposed. The bill requires the Board to report the results of its eva...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)
VASB1653PassPrescription Monitoring Program; veterinarians. Exempts the dispensing of feline buprenorphine or canine butorphanol from the requirement that the dispensing veterinarian report certain information about the animal and the owner of the animal to the ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0686)
VAHB2639PassHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0666)
VAHB2556PassDepartment of Health Professions and health regulatory boards; information obtained in an investigation or disciplinary proceeding; authorized disclosures. Provides that provisions protecting the confidentiality of information obtained during an inve...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)
VAHB2559PassElectronic transmission of certain prescriptions; exceptions. Provides certain exceptions, effective July 1, 2020, to the requirement that any prescription for a controlled substance that contains an opioid be issued as an electronic prescription. Th...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)
VASB1557PassBoard of Pharmacy; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil; regulation of pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes licensed physician assistants and licensed nurse practitioners to issue a written certification for use of cannabidiol oil and THC-A ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0681)
VASB1692PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
VASB1719PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; registered agents and pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes a patient or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult, such patient's parent or legal guardian to designate an individual to act as his registered...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)
VASB1774PassBoard for Contractors; requirements for licensure; certification of automatic fire sprinkler inspectors. Creates the classification of fire sprinkler contractor for the purpose of licensure by the Board for Contractors (the Board). The bill also crea...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0726)
VAHB1828PassFuneral services; sale of caskets. Prohibits any person except a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee from offering for sale or selling a casket when preneed arrangements for funeral services are being made, including pr...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)
VAHB1774PassPawning goods; unexpired government-issued identification card required. Requires the government-issued identification card presented by a person pawning, pledging, or selling goods or selling precious metals or gems to be unexpired and to bear the p...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)
VAHB1841PassPharmaceutical processors; employment; misdemeanors. Allows pharmaceutical processors to employ or permit to act as an agent of such pharmaceutical processor persons who have been convicted of certain drug and drug paraphernalia misdemeanors, except ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0417)
VAHB1848PassDepartment of Health Professions; disclosure of investigative information. Allows the Department of Health Professions and health regulatory boards to disclose otherwise confidential information related to disciplinary hearings to the Virginia Depart...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)
VASB1167PassMedicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements; payment. Prohibits health care providers licensed by the Board of Medicine from requesting or requiring a patient who is a recipient of medical assistance services pursuant to t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)
VASB1219PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Contractors; alternate designated employee. Directs the Board for Contractors (Board) to revise Board regulations to allow multiple individuals from a single firm to sit for the busine...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)
VAHB1962PassCommon Interest Community Board; enforcement; issuance of compliance orders. Authorizes the Common Interest Community Board to issue orders requiring governing boards and developers under the (i) Condominium Act (§55-79.39 et seq.), (ii) Virgini...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0467)
VAHB2282PassIssuance of temporary licenses; individuals engaged in counseling residency. Directs the Board of Counseling to promulgate emergency regulations for the issuance of temporary licenses to individuals engaged in a counseling residency so that they may ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)
VAHB2327PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; unlicensed practice; cease and desist notices. Permits the Director of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, or his designee, to issue a notice to any person unlawfully eng...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0481)
VASB1409PassAssisted living facilities; requirement for licensed administrator. Increases from one to two the number of times a licensed assisted living facility may operate under the supervision of an acting administrator during any two-year period.
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)
VAHB2493PassAdministration of topical drugs; dental hygienists, physician assistants, and nurses. Authorizes a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision to administer topical oral anesthetics, topical and directly applied antimicrobial agents for trea...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)
VAHB2731PassLyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires every laboratory reporting the results of a test for Lyme disease ordered by a health care provider in an office-based setting to include, together with the results of such test provided t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)
VASB1751PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Permits the Director of DPOR, or his designee, to issue a notice to any person unlawfully engaging in unlicensed practice of an occupation to cease and desist such activity. The bill also provid...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0517)
VAHB2081PassCommon Interest Community Board; association fees; Common Interest Community Management Information Fund. Eliminates annual assessments levied by the Common Interest Community Board. The bill allows for the collection of application, renewal, and ann...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB2352PassReal Estate Board; real estate licenses. Clarifies that the Real Estate Board (the Board) may establish criteria delineating the permitted activities of unlicensed individuals employed by, or affiliated as an independent contractor with, real estate ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0395)
VAHB2457PassPractitioners of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic; retiree license. Provides that the Board of Medicine may issue a retiree license to any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic who holds an active, unrestricted lice...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)
VAHB1914PassRequirements for issuing prescriptions; exceptions for public health practitioners. Authorizes practitioners contracted by the Department of Health and practitioners employed or contracted by a local health department to prescribe antibiotic therapy ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)
VAHB2169PassPhysician assistants; licensure by endorsement. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant who (i) is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)
VAHB2247PassBoard of Optometry; membership. Adds to the requirements for the five licensed optometrist members of the Board of Optometry that they be individuals who at the time of appointment (i) have met all requirements for practice as an optometrist and are ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0340)
VASB1106PassLicensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants; Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed physical therapists and...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)
VAHB2137PassPersons who are deaf or hard of hearing; terminology. Replaces the term "hearing impaired" and its variations with "deaf or hard of hearing" and "hearing loss" throughout the Code of Virginia. The bill also renames the Virginia Hearing Impairment Ide...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)
VAHB2129PassBoard of Nursing; application for license or certification; military spouse; expedited review. Requires that the Board of Nursing expedite application processing, to the extent possible, pursuant to current law in cases in which an applicant for lice...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0287)
VAHB2184PassVolunteer dentists and dental hygienists. Removes certain requirements for dentists and dental hygienists volunteering to provide free health care for up to three consecutive days to an underserved area of the Commonwealth under the auspices of a pub...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0290)
VAHB1773PassDefinition of pawnbrokers. Amends the definition of "pawnbroker" to only include natural persons. Under current law, a person, defined to include corporations, partnerships, associations, cooperatives, limited liability companies, trusts, joint ventu...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0238)
VAHB1970PassTelemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these ser...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)
VASB1221PassTelemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these ser...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)
VAHB2158PassDispensing of naloxone. Expands the list of individuals who may dispense naloxone pursuant to a standing order to include health care providers providing services in hospital emergency departments and emergency medical services personnel and eliminat...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)
VAHB2318PassPossession and administration of naloxone; school nurses; local health department employees. Adds school nurses, local health department employees that are assigned to a public school pursuant to an agreement between the local health department and s...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)
VAHB2563PassDrug paraphernalia and controlled paraphernalia; fentanyl testing products. Clarifies that narcotic testing products used to determine whether a controlled substance contains fentanyl or a fentanyl analog are not drug paraphernalia or controlled para...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)
VASB1439PassDeath certificates; medical certification; electronic filing. Requires the completed medical certification portion of a death certificate to be filed electronically with the State Registrar of Vital Records through the Electronic Death Registration S...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0224)
VAHB2445PassDeath certificates; medical certification; electronic filing. Requires the completed medical certification portion of a death certificate to be filed electronically with the State Registrar of Vital Records through the Electronic Death Registration S...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)
VAHB2558PassMedicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements; payment. Prohibits health care providers licensed by the Board of Medicine from requesting or requiring a patient who is a recipient of medical assistance services pursuant to t...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0223)
VAHB2693PassQualified mental health professionals. Requires the Board of Counseling to promulgate regulations for the registration of persons receiving supervised training in order to qualify as a qualified mental health professional. The bill defines the terms ...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0217)
VAHB2557PassDrug Control Act; Schedule V; gabapentin. Classifies gabapentin as a Schedule V controlled substance. Current law lists gabapentin as a drug of concern. The bill also removes the list of drugs of concern from the Code of Virginia and provides that an...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0214)
VASB1061PassReal Estate Board; real estate licenses. Clarifies that the Real Estate Board (the Board) may establish criteria delineating the permitted activities of unlicensed individuals employed by, or affiliated as an independent contractor with, real estate ...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0179)
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