Polysomnographic technology; students or trainees, licensure. (HB854)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of polysomnographic technology; licensure; students or trainees. Provides that a student enrolled in an educational program in polysomnographic technology or a person engaged in a traineeship does not require a license to practice polysomnographic technology, provided that such student or trainee is under the direct supervision of a licensed polysomnographic technologist or a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine. The bill requires any such student or trainee to be identified to patients as a student or trainee in polysomnographic technology. The bill also provides that any such student or trainee is required to have a license to practice after 18 months from the start of the educational program or traineeship or six months from the conclusion of such program or traineeship, whichever is earlier. Amends § 54.1-2957.15, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101578D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB854)
01/23/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB854ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB854ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 98 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)