Nurse practitioners; practice without a practice agreement. (HB1737)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from 29 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nurse practitioners; practice without a practice agreement. Reduces from five to two the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


02/25/2021: signed by governor


10/27/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100242D
10/27/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/07/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1737)
01/13/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Passed by for the day
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Amendments by Delegate Adams, D.M. agreed to
01/28/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1737E
01/28/2021Printed as engrossed 21100242D-E
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1737E)
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House (76-Y 22-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Passage (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed by temporarily
02/15/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1737ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1737ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)