Audiologists; those with doctoral degree shall not be required to pass exam to obtain a license. (HB1559)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Audiologists; sale of hearing aids.  Exempts audiologists licensed to practice in Virginia from the examination requirement for issuance of a license to engage in the practice of fitting or dealing in hearing aids. Read the Bill »


02/17/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/04/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100897D
01/04/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2011Impact statement from (HB1559)
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1559)
01/24/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/25/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Read first time
01/27/2011Read second time
01/27/2011Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1559E
01/27/2011Printed as engrossed 11100897D-E
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1559E)
01/28/2011Read third time and passed House (85-Y 10-N)
01/28/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (85-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/17/2011Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Letter sent to Departments of Health Professions and Professional & Occcupational Regulation


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 35 seconds.