Marriage and family therapy; clarifies definition, adds appraisal. (HB1383)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marriage and family therapy; appraisal. Defines "marriage and family therapy" as the "appraisal and treatment" of cognitive, affective, or behavioral mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage and family systems through the application of therapeutic and family systems theories and techniques and delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families, singularly or in groups, for the purpose of treating such disorders. Under current law, "marriage and family therapy" is defined as the "assessment and treatment" of such disorders. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104401D
01/12/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1383)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1383ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1383ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 375 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)