Associate physicians; requirements for licensure, practice agreements. (HB900)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure and practice of associate physicians. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a two-year license to practice as an associate physician to an applicant who is 18 years of age or older, is of good moral character, has successfully completed a course of study approved by the Board, has successfully completed Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, and has not completed a medical internship or residency program. The bill requires all associate physicians to practice in accordance with a practice agreement entered into between the associate physician and a physician licensed by the Board and provides for prescriptive authority of associate physicians in accordance with regulations of the Board. Read the Bill »


02/25/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100536D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB900)
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 2-N)
01/28/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB900E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16100536D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB900E)
02/22/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/25/2016Continued to 2017 in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)