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

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


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, (ii) identifying ways to leverage technology to increase access to health workforce training and health care delivery, and (iii) developing a centralized health care careers roadmap in partnership with the Department of Health Professions that includes information on both licensed and unlicensed professions and that is disseminated to the Commonwealth's health care workforce stakeholders to raise awareness about available career pathways. 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 »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


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
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1976E
01/25/2021Printed as engrossed 21102182D-E
01/26/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1976E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1976ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1976ER)
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 264 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)

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