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 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 »


01/21/2021: passed committee


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)

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