Dental hygiene and dental hygienist; definitions and licensure. (HB1349)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dental hygiene and dental hygienist; definitions and licensure. Defines "dental hygiene" as duties related to patient assessment and the rendering of educational, preventive, and therapeutic dental services specified in regulations of the Board and not otherwise restricted to the practice of dentistry. The bill defines "dental hygienist" as a person who is licensed by the Board of Dentistry to practice dental hygiene. The bill also changes the licensure requirements for a dental hygienist to require graduation from a dental hygiene program offered by an institution of higher education accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/28/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100481D
11/28/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1349)
01/11/2013Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Read first time
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1349E
01/31/2013Printed as engrossed 13100481D-E
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1349E)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1349ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1349ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 240 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)


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.