Physician assistant; eliminates certain requirement for practice. (HB2039)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice as a physician assistant. Allows a physician assistant to enter into a practice agreement with more than one patient care team physician or patient care team podiatrist and provides that a patient care team physician or patient care team podiatrist shall not be liable for the actions or inactions of a physician assistant for whom the patient care team physician or patient care team podiatrist provides collaboration and consultation. The bill also makes clear that a student physician assistant shall not be required to be licensed in order to engage in acts that otherwise constitute practice as a physician assistant, provided that the student physician assistant is enrolled in an accredited physician assistant education program. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102733D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2039)
01/21/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Passed by temporarily
01/29/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2039E
01/29/2021Printed as engrossed 21102733D-E
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2039E)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred 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)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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 (HB2039ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2039ER)
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
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 210 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)