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VAHB2228PassComposition of the Boards of Nursing and Psychology; health regulatory boards; staggered terms. Alters the composition of the Board of Nursing and replaces the requirement that the Board of Nursing meet each January with the requirement that it meet ...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)
VAHB1743PassPharmacist; counseling for new prescriptions; disposal of medicine. Allows a pharmacist to include information regarding the proper disposal of medicine when giving counsel to a person who presents a new prescription for filling. This bill is identic...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0135)
VAHB1952PassPatient care team podiatrist definition; physician assistant supervision requirements. Establishes the role of "patient care team podiatrist" as a provider of management and leadership to physician assistants in the care of patients as part of a pati...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0137)
VAHB1971PassHealth professions and facilities; adverse action in another jurisdiction. Provides that the mandatory suspension of a license, certificate, or registration of a health professional by the Director of the Department of Health Professions is not requi...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0138)
VAHB1803PassControlled substances; Schedules I and II. Adds certain chemicals to Schedule I and Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0085)
VAHB1849PassPractice 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...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)
VAHB1878PassPossession and administration of naloxone; regional jail employees. Adds employees of regional jails to the list of individuals who may possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist, provided that they have completed a training program.
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0087)
VASB1209PassPatient care team podiatrist definition; physician assistant supervision requirements. Establishes the role of "patient care team podiatrist" as a provider of management and leadership to physician assistants in the care of patients as part of a pati...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)
VASB1247PassFuneral 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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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0093)
VASB1405PassPharmacist; counseling for new prescriptions; disposal of medicine. Allows a pharmacist to include information regarding the proper disposal of medicine when giving counsel to a person who presents a new prescription for filling. This bill is identic...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0096)
VASB1289PassBoard of Pharmacy: seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. Establishes a process by which the Board of Pharmacy, an authorized agent of the Board, or law enforcement can seize and place under seal controlled substances and prescrip...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0094)
VASB1694PassQualified 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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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)
VASB1095EngrossSuperintendent of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Social Services; early childhood care and education. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Social Services to (i) convene a stakeholder group to consider the...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1300PassFuneral establishments; full-time manager requirement; exception; number of calls. Provides that the Board of Funeral Services may grant a hardship waiver from the requirement that each licensed funeral service establishment have a person licensed fo...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0066)
VASB1568EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring, as a condition of licensure that an applicant for a license to practice barbe...
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2019-02-19
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2223EngrossPharmacies; delivery of prescription drugs; pharmacy benefits managers. Requires health every carrier, as applicable, to administer its health benefit plans in a manner consistent with, or include in contracts for pharmacy benefits management, criter...
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2019-02-14
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB2119EngrossSchool attendance officer; motion for a rule to show cause; child in need of supervision. Authorizes a school attendance officer or division superintendent or his designee acting as an attendance officer to complete, sign, and file with the clerk of ...
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2019-02-11
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB1876IntroBoard for Barbers and Cosmetology; license by endorsement; Board for Barbers and Cosmetology; license by endorsement; issuance of licenses to spouses of military service members. Requires the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology (the Board) to issue a l...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB1967IntroPhysicians; requirement of medical specialty board certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that employ or provide staff membership or professional privileges to individuals licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, m...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1990IntroBarbers and cosmetologists; exemptions; threading. Exempts persons whose activities are confined solely to removing unwanted hair by the use of string or thread from being required to obtain an occupational license.
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2099IntroProfessions and occupations; deregulation of certain professions. Implements the recommendations of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission in its report on Operations and Performance of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regul...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2082IntroDefinition of birth control. Defines "birth control," for the purposes of the regulation of medicine, as contraceptive methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and provides that birth control shall not be considered abortion...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2100IntroDepartment 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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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2101IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; deregulation of the practice of landscape architects, soil scientists, and waste management facility operators. Eliminates licensure requirements for landscape architects, soil scientists, and w...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2116IntroDisposition of the remains of a decedent; right to control. Establishes a priority order for the right to control the disposition of the remains of a decedent; the location, manner, and condition of disposition; and the arrangements for funeral goods...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2176IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; powers of Real Estate Board; active duty military spouses; license reciprocity. Requires the Real Estate Board to issue a real estate license to any applicant whose spouse is the subject of a mi...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2128IntroTelemedicine; physicians licensed in contiguous jurisdictions. Authorizes a person licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy who is in good standing with the applicable regulatory agency of a jurisdiction that is contiguous to the Commonwealth to p...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2346IntroIndustrial hemp. Expands the existing industrial hemp registration program to include a person growing or processing industrial hemp for any purpose. The bill expands the existing definition of "hemp product," redefines "industrial hemp" to include a...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2248IntroPractice of pharmacy; regulation by Board of Pharmacy. Practice of pharmacy; regulation by Board of Pharmacy. Provides that compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an execution by lethal injectio...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2245IntroProducts containing tetrahydrocannabinol; permits to process and dispense cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil. Clarifies that products containing a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol that is no greater than that allowed by federal law does not constitut...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2334IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; enforcement; authority of investigators. Provides that any complaint alleging an act or omission of a regulant that is within the jurisdiction of any regulatory board under the Department of Pro...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2335IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring, as a condition of licensure, an applicant for a license to practice barbering...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2371IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2353IntroDepartment 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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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2426IntroDispensing of controlled substances; advance disclosure of charge. Requires every person licensed to dispense controlled substances to provide to the patient for whom such controlled substance is dispensed, or to the patient's authorized representati...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2373IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decriminalizes marijuana possession for persons under 21 years of a...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2427IntroHealth care services; payment estimates. Requires hospitals and practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine to provide a patient or the representative of a patient scheduled to receive a nonemergency procedure, test, or service to be performed by...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2458IntroEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires Early 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 t...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2596IntroMisbranded devices; menstrual products. Provides that certain menstrual products shall be deemed a misbranded device unless the packaging and labeling of the device indicates whether the product contains synthetic fibers, dioxin, or bisphenol A.
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2479IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB2636IntroDispensing of certain controlled substances and devices; limited license. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited license at a reduced fee to a prescriber in a nonprofit facility to dispense controlled substances and devices for contracep...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2803IntroPublic institutions of higher education; naloxone. Authorizes employees of a public institution of higher education who have completed a training program to possess and administer naloxone. The bill requires the governing board of each public institu...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VAHB2713IntroDeath with Dignity Act; penalties. Allows an adult who Death with Dignity Act; penalties. Allows an adult who has been determined by an attending physician and consulting physician to be suffering from a terminal condition to request medication for t...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1057IntroIndustrial hemp; definition; exclusion from certain marijuana provisions. Includes in the definition of "industrial hemp" any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant Cannabis sativa, its seeds, or its resin that ...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB1931IntroPractice of athletic training; definition. Amends the definition of "practice of athletic training" to make clear that the practice of athletic training includes the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and treatment of injuries or conditions related...
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2019-01-31
Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB1361IntroCertificate of public need. Repeals the certificate of public need program.
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (12-Y 2-N 1-A)
VASB1359IntroFacilities providing imaging services; shared savings; exemption from certificate of public need. Provides that a certificate of public need shall not be required for the addition of certain imaging services or for the addition by an existing facilit...
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2019-01-31
Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1452EngrossDispensing of certain controlled substances and devices; limited license. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to issue a limited license at a reduced fee to a prescriber in a nonprofit facility to dispense controlled substances and devices for contracep...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1441IntroVirginia Board for Court Reporters. Creates the Virginia Board for Court Reporters (the Board) as an independent board to regulate court reporting services in the state. Beginning July 1, 2020, no person may engage in or offer to engage in work as a ...
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2019-01-30
Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N)
VAHB1910IntroDrug paraphernalia and controlled paraphernalia; fentanyl testing products. Clarifies that narcotic testing products used to determine whether a controlled substance contains fentanyl are not drug paraphernalia or controlled paraphernalia.
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2019-01-29
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N)
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