SB192: Health director, local; qualifications.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local health director; qualifications.
[S 192]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 32.1-30. Local health departments.

Each county and city shall establish and maintain a local department of health which that shall be headed by a local health director. Each such local health director shall (i) be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this the Commonwealth, (ii) possess a master's or doctoral degree in the area of public health and have at least three years of professional experience in a full-time position in either a public health agency or public health-related position, or (iii) be otherwise qualified for the position as determined by the Commissioner. 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.


SENATE BILL NO. 192
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
on March 1, 2022)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators Mason and Locke [SB 617])
A BILL to amend and reenact § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local health director; qualifications.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 32.1-30. Local health departments.

Each county and city shall establish and maintain a local department of health which that shall be headed by a local health director. Each such local health director shall (i) be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this the Commonwealth, (ii) possess a master's or doctoral degree in the area of public health and have at least three years of professional experience in a full-time position in either a public health agency or public health-related position, or (iii) be otherwise qualified for the position as determined by the Commissioner. 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.


SENATE BILL NO. 192
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on January 27, 2022)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators Mason and Locke [SB 617])
A BILL to amend and reenact § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local health director; qualifications.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 32.1-30. Local health departments.

Each county and city shall establish and maintain a local department of health which that shall be headed by a local health director. Each such local health director shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this the Commonwealth, possess a master's or doctoral degree in the area of public health and have at least three years of professional experience in a full-time position in either a public health agency or public health-related position, or be otherwise qualified for the position as determined by the Commissioner. 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.

SENATE BILL NO. 192

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 10, 2022
A BILL to amend and reenact § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia, relating to local health director; qualifications.
Patron-- Mason

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 32.1-30 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 32.1-30. Local health departments.

Each county and city shall establish and maintain a local department of health which that shall be headed by a local health director. Each such local health director shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this the Commonwealth or shall possess a Doctor of Public Health degree, a Master of Public Health degree, or a doctoral degree in the area of public health.