Behavioral health safety net workforce needs; DBHDS to develop strategy to address, report. (HB624)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; work group; strategies to meet behavioral health safety net workforce needs; report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to establish a work group, which shall include representatives of the Department of Health Professions, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the Virginia Area Health Education Centers Program and regional area health education centers, the Virginia Community College System, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and other relevant stakeholders, to develop a strategy to address the behavioral health safety net workforce shortage in the Commonwealth. The bill directs the work group to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103911D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB624)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations