Public health emergency; out-of-state licenses, deemed licensure. (HB264)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public health emergency; out-of-state licenses; deemed licensure. Allows a practitioner of a profession regulated by the Board of Medicine who is licensed in another state or the District of Columbia and who is in good standing with the applicable regulatory agency in that state or the District of Columbia to engage in the practice of that profession in the Commonwealth with a patient located in the Commonwealth when (i) such practice is for the purpose of providing continuity of care through the use of telemedicine services and (ii) the patient is a current patient of the practitioner with whom the practitioner has previously established a practitioner-patient relationship and the practitioner has performed an in-person examination of the patient within the previous 12 months. The bill also provides that when the Board of Health has issued an emergency order, the Boards of Medicine and Nursing may waive (a) the requirement for submission of a fee for renewal or reinstatement of a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner and (b) the requirement for submission of evidence that a practitioner whose license was allowed to lapse for failure to meet professional activity requirements has satisfied such requirements and is prepared to resume practice in a competent manner for any person who held a valid, unrestricted, active license within the four-year period immediately prior to the application for renewal or reinstatement of such license. This bill is identical to SB 369. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103993D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB264)
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22104857D-H1
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB264H1)
02/03/2022Read first time
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104857D-H1
02/04/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB264H1
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB264ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB264ER)
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB264ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 753 (effective 4/27/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0753)

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