Dental hygienists; those who hold a license, etc., may provide educational and preventative care. (SB1202)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


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


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093222820
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2009Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1202)
01/29/2009Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/17/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read second time
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1202ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1202ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 561 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0561)