Occupational therapists; licensure. (SB1189)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of occupational therapists; Occupational Therapy Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Occupational Therapy Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in Compact member states, provided that they are licensed in at least one member state. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022, and directs the Board of Medicine to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. The Compact takes effect when it is enacted by a tenth member state. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101278D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1189E
01/25/2021Printed as engrossed 21101278D-E
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1189E)
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed House (90-Y 10-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (90-Y 10-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1189ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1189ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 242 (effective 1/1/22)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0242)

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