Nurse practitioners. (SB861)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nurse practitioners. Allows a nurse practitioner to testify as an expert witness in a court of law on certain matters within the scope of his activities and adds nurse practitioner to the definition of "health care provider" under the medical malpractice statutes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102330D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB861)
01/16/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Passed by for the day
02/16/2015Passed by for the day
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Amendment by Delegate Leftwich agreed to
02/17/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2015Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB861ER)
02/24/2015Signed by Speaker
02/25/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB861ER)
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 306 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1476.