Right to Treat Act; requirement of Maintenance of Certification prohibited, etc. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Right to treat; requirement of Maintenance of Certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that have organized medical staff or a process for credentialing physicians as members of staff or employ or enter into contracts for employment with physicians and are required to be licensed from requiring any Maintenance of Certification or Osteopathic Continuous Certification, as defined in the bill, as a condition of granting or continuing staff membership or professional privileges to a licensed physician. The bill prohibits accident and sickness insurance plans, health services plans, and health maintenance organizations from requiring any Maintenance of Certification or Osteopathic Continuous Certification as a condition of participation or reimbursement for a physician licensed by the Board of Medicine; and prohibits the Board of Medicine from requiring any Maintenance of Certification or Osteopathic Continuous Certification as a condition of licensure to practice medicine in the Commonwealth. Amends § 32.1-134.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/21/2017Committee
12/21/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102253D
12/21/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB157)
01/17/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor