Occupational therapists; Board of Medicine shall amend regulations governing licensure. (HB1484)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Counseling to amend regulations governing licensure of occupational therapists to specify Type 1 continuous learning activities. Directs the Board of Counseling to amend regulations governing licensure of occupational therapists to provide that Type 1 continuing learning activities that shall be completed by the practitioner prior to renewal of a license shall consist of an organized program of study, classroom experience, or similar educational experience that is related to a licensee's current or anticipated roles and responsibilities in occupational therapy and approved or provided by one of the following organizations or any of its components: the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association; the American Occupational Therapy Association; the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; a local, state, or federal government agency; a regionally accredited college or university; or a health care organization accredited by a national accrediting organization granted authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assure compliance with Medicare conditions of participation. Such regulations shall also provide that Type 1 continuing learning activities may also include an American Medical Association Category 1 Continuing Medical Education program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102024D
12/13/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/06/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1484)
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17103433D-H1
01/25/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1484H1)
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17103433D-H1
01/26/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1484H1
01/27/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Placed on Calendar
02/15/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1484ER)
02/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1484ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 411 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.