Medical care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study access thereto in rural Southwest Virginia. (HJ124)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Directing the Joint Commission on Health Care to study access to medical care in rural Southwest Virginia; report. In conducting the study, the Joint Commission on Health Care shall examine (i) the feasibility and effectiveness of a pilot program narrowly tailored to the coalfield region whereby a mechanism would be set up to temporarily allow naturopaths who have graduated from, and met the residency requirements of, a naturopathic medical school accredited by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges to provide health counseling to the adult citizens of this region in the area of preventative medicine, including smoking cessation, diabetes prevention, and diet and nutrition management, and (ii) ways to encourage more licensed medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy to practice medicine in these traditionally underserved areas, including fully funding the Physician Loan Repayment Program for physicians practicing in these underserved areas. The Commission shall also determine current access to health care and health care professionals in Southwest Virginia, the need for increased access and additional health care professionals in the region, and methods to increase the number of professionals and improve access to health care in the region. This bill incorporates HJR 94 (Kilgore). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10104061D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2010Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 1-N)
02/02/2010Reported from Rules with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10104982D-H1
02/08/2010Taken up
02/08/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104982D-H1
02/08/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ124H1
02/08/2010Agreed to by House (89-Y 6-N)
02/08/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (89-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Reading waived
02/09/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/26/2010Continued to 2011 in Rules
12/02/2010Left in Rules