HB308: Mobile dental clinics; Board of Dentistry to develop regulations.


HOUSE BILL NO. 308
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions
on January 19, 2010)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate O'Bannon)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.3, relating to regulation of mobile dental clinics.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.3 as follows:

? 54.1-2708.3. Regulation of mobile dental clinics.

No person shall operate a mobile dental clinic or other portable dental operation without first registering such mobile dental clinic or other portable dental operation with the Board, except that mobile dental clinics or other portable dental operations operated by federal, state, or local government agencies or other entities identified by the Board in regulations shall be exempt from such registration requirement.

The Board shall promulgate regulations for mobile dental clinics and other portable dental operations to ensure that patient safety is protected, appropriate dental services are rendered, and needed follow-up care is provided. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for the registration of mobile dental clinics, locations where services may be provided, requirements for reporting by providers, and other requirements necessary to provide accountability for services rendered.

HOUSE BILL NO. 308
Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled January 11, 2010
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.3, relating to regulation of mobile dental clinics.
Patron-- O'Bannon

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.3 as follows:

§ 54.1-2708.3. Regulation of mobile dental clinics.

No person shall operate a mobile dental clinic or other portable dental operation without first registering such mobile dental clinic or other portable dental operation with the Board. The Board shall promulgate regulations for the registration of mobile dental clinics and other portable dental operations, including the types of services that may be offered by mobile dental clinics and other portable dental operations, locations where services may be offered, and other requirements necessary to ensure the health and safety of the public.