Nurse practitioners; practice as part of patient care teams that includes a physician. (HB346)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of nurse practitioners; patient care teams.  Amends provisions governing the practice of nurse practitioners. The bill provides that nurse practitioners shall only practice as part of a patient care team, which shall include at least one patient care team physician licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth who provides management of and leadership in the care of a patient or patients. The bill also establishes requirements for written or electronic practice agreements for nurse practitioners, provides that physicians practicing as part of a patient care team may require nurse practitioners practicing as part of that patient care team to be covered by professional malpractice insurance, and amends requirements related to the prescriptive authority of nurse practitioners practicing as part of a patient care team. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100237D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2012Introduced bill reprinted 12100237D
01/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB346)
01/17/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Committee substitute printed 12104295D-H1
01/18/2012Read first time
01/19/2012Read second time
01/19/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104295D-H1
01/19/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB346H1
01/20/2012Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2012Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/23/2012Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Passed by for the day
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB346ER)
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB346ER)
03/08/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
03/08/2012Placed on Calendar
03/10/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/10/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB346ER2)
03/10/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/10/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
03/10/2012Enacted, Chapter 213 (effective 7/1/12)
03/10/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)


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 55 seconds.