Health regulatory boards; powers and duties, health care practitioners with mental illness. (HB1695)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Powers and duties of health regulatory boards; health care practitioners with mental illness. Prohibits health regulatory boards from revoking, suspending, restricting, or refusing to issue or renew a registration, certificate, license, or multistate licensure privilege or otherwise discipline a health care practitioner, including a holder of a multistate licensure privileged to practice nursing, solely on the grounds that the health care practitioner has mental illness absent evidence indicating that the health care practitioner's mental illness renders the health care practitioner unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102248D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1695)
01/20/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/11/2015Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions