Licensure of doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and podiatry; requirements. (HB2277)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and podiatry; requirements. Eliminates the requirement that supervised clinical training that is received in the United States as part of the curriculum of an international medical school be obtained in an approved hospital, institution, or school of medicine offering an approved residency program in the specialty area for the relevant clinical training or in a program acceptable to the Board of Medicine (Board) and deemed a substantially equivalent experience. The bill also eliminates the authority of the Board to consider other factors that reflect whether an educational institution is acceptable to the Board for the purpose of satisfying educational and training requirements for licensure. The bill also repeals the requirement for supplemental training or study for graduates of institutions not approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17101044D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB2277)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2277ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB2277ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/21/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 117 (effective 7/1/17)
02/21/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0117)