Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage in State. (HJ84)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; severe shortage of medical doctors; report.  Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the current and impending severe shortage of medical doctors in Virginia. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall: (i) determine whether a shortage of medical doctors exists in the Commonwealth, by specialty and by geographical region; (ii) identify and assess factors that contribute to the shortage of medical doctors, including medical school admissions, the costs of medical education, and the effect of excessive malpractice insurance premiums, malpractice laws and caps, the shortage of nurses, and ancillary regulations such as the Certificate of Public Need; and (iii) identify the medical specialty fields primarily affected by the shortage of doctors and recommend ways to alleviate such problems. The joint subcommittee must submit its preliminary findings and recommendations to the 2013 Session of the General Assembly and its final findings and recommendations to the 2014 Session. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102230D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2012Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Rules