Dental hygienists; remote supervision by a public health dentist. (SB146)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dental hygienists; scope of practice.  Expands an earlier trial program to allow licensed dental hygienists employed by the Department of Health to provide educational and preventative dental care pursuant to a standing protocol. Also, the bill requires an annual report of services provided by such dental hygienists, including their impact upon the oral health of the citizens of the Commonwealth, to be prepared by the Department of Health and submitted to the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101337D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2012Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104377D-S1
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB146S1)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104377D-S1
02/06/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB146S1
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB146ER)
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB146ER)
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 102 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0102)


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 40 seconds.


Robert writes:

This bill promotes the government takeover of healthcare.
This bill promotes healthcare socialism.
This bill promotes Obamacare.
This bill wants to make dental care the responsibility of government, not the individual.
This type of legislation will make our governments bankrupt and insolvent
This bill will promote the Nanny State