Health care providers, certain; program to address career fatigue and wellness, civil immunity. (SB120)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Programs to address career fatigue and wellness in certain health care providers; civil immunity. Expands civil immunity for health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to review, evaluate, or make recommendations related to health care services to include health care professionals serving as members of or consultants to entities that function primarily to address issues related to career fatigue and wellness in health care professionals licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or licensed as a physician assistant. The bill also clarifies that, absent evidence indicating a reasonable probability that a health care professional who is a participant in a professional program to address issues related to career fatigue or wellness is not competent to continue in practice or is a danger to himself, his patients, or the public, participation in such a professional program does not trigger the requirement that the health care professional be reported to the Department of Health Professions. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2019Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/20 20104348D
12/16/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB120)
01/16/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/23/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Passed House with amendment (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Amendment by Delegate Hope agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2020Passed House with amendments (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB120ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB120ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1093 (effective 4/10/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1093)