Dental hygienists; those who hold a license, etc., may provide educational and preventative care. (HB2180)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of dental hygienists. Provides that a dental hygienist who holds a license or permit issued by the Board of Dentistry may provide educational and preventive dental care in the Lenowisco, Cumberland Plateau, and Southside Health Districts, which are designated as Virginia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas by the Department of Health, and that any dental hygienist providing such services shall practice pursuant to a protocol developed by the Department of Health. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093221820
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2180)
01/27/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read first time
01/29/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2180ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2180ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.