Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; mission of Authority, membership. (HB1976)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; mission; membership. Adds to the mission of the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (i) developing strategies to increase diversity in the health workforce by examining demographic data on race and ethnicity in training programs and health professional licensure and (ii) identifying ways to leverage technology to increase access to health workforce training and health care delivery. The bill increases from three to five the number of members representing health professionals or employers or representatives of health professionals on the Board of Directors of the Authority and removes the requirement that the chairman and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors be legislative members. The bill adds the Chief Workforce Development Advisor to the list of officials and entities to whom the Board of Directors reports biennially on the activities and recommendations of the Authority. Read the Bill »


01/21/2021: passed committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102182D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read first time

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