Health Workforce Development; creates position of Special Advisor to the Governor. (HB191)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health workforce development; Special Advisor to the Governor for Health Workforce Development; Virginia Health Workforce Development Fund. Creates the position of Special Advisor to the Governor for Health Workforce Development (the Special Advisor) in the Office of the Governor and creates the Virginia Health Workforce Development Fund to (i) provide incentives for the removal of barriers to educating and training health workforce professionals that include increasing eligible faculty, clinical placements, and residencies; (ii) incentivize the production of health workforce credentials, degrees, and licensures based on a rigorous analysis of the need by the Office of Education and Labor Market Alignment; (iii) address regulatory barriers to entering into and staying in health professions; and (iv) provide education and training for health and health science professionals to align education and training initiatives with existing and evolving health workforce needs. The bill also requires the Special Advisor to review and evaluate the structure and organization of the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (the Authority) and make recommendations regarding the long-term administrative structure and funding of the Authority to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2022. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2026. Read the Bill »


03/08/2022: Passed the Senate


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101721D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106295D-H1
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions amendments rejected
02/14/2022Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 22106295D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB191H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB191H1)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22107419D-S1
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB191S1)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee amendments rejected
03/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107419D-S1
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB191S1
03/08/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107419D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Hodges, Head, Hope
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Barker, Hashmi, Lewis
03/12/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/12/2022Conference substitute printed 22107964D-H2
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
03/12/2022VOTE: Adoption (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
04/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB191H2)