Occupational therapy; definition. (HB268)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of occupational therapy.  Provides that the definition of "practice of occupational therapy" is amended to make clear that "practice of occupational therapy" includes the therapeutic use of occupations for habilitation and rehabilitation to enhance physical health, mental health, and cognitive functioning and that it includes the design of adaptive equipment and assistive technologies and consultation concerning the adaptation of sensory and social, as well as physical, environments. The bill requires the Board of Medicine to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100175D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2012Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB268)
01/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2012Read first time
01/19/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2012Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB268ER)
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB268ER)
03/08/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 168 (effective 7/1/12)
03/08/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)