Dental hygienists; remote supervision. (SB712)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patrons Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dental hygienists; remote supervision. Authorizes dental hygienists to practice, with certain requirements and restrictions, under the remote supervision of a licensed dentist. The bill directs the Board of Dentistry to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act within 280 days of its enactment. Read the Bill »


03/04/2016: Passed the General Assembly


01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103968D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/28/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB712)
02/16/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Read second time
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB712ER)
03/01/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB712ER)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker
03/04/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016


Robert Legge writes:

As the Executive Director of a small Free Clinic, I constantly see patients come in seeking tooth extractions. We need to provide more preventative services and this bill will surely make that easier to provide.