Health director, local; qualifications. (SB192)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local health director; qualifications. Amends the qualification requirements for local health directors to provide that a person may be a local health director if he possess a master's or doctoral degree in the area of public health and has at least three years of professional experience in a full-time position in either a public health agency or public health-related position or is otherwise qualified for the position as determined by the Commissioner of Health. Currently, only a person who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth may be a local health director. The bill provides that if a local health director is not a physician licensed to practice medicine and there is no licensed physician on staff, the local health director shall enter into a consulting agreement with a licensed physician to execute prescribing duties, consult on clinical matters, and perform all other duties as requested. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100567D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
01/25/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB192)
01/27/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Incorporates SB617 (Locke)
01/27/2022Committee substitute printed 22105409D-S1
01/28/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read second time
01/31/2022Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105409D-S1
01/31/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB192S1
02/01/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB192S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/23/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
03/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22107305D-H1
03/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB192H1)
03/03/2022Read second time
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Passed by for the day
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107305D-H1
03/08/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB192H1
03/08/2022Passed House with substitute (82-Y 16-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Passage (82-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Title replaced 22107305D-H1
03/11/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB192ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB192ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 804 (effective 7/1/22)
05/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)