Out-of-state health care practitioners; temporary authorization to practice. (SB317)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Out-of-state health care practitioners; temporary authorization to practice; licensure by reciprocity for physicians; emergency. Allows a health care practitioner licensed in another state or the District of Columbia who has submitted an application for licensure to the appropriate health regulatory board to temporarily practice for a period of 90 days pending licensure, provided that certain conditions are met. The bill directs the Board of Medicine to pursue reciprocity agreements with jurisdictions that surround the Commonwealth to streamline the application process in order to facilitate the practice of medicine. The bill requires the Department of Health Professions to annually report to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions the number of out-of-state health care practitioners who have utilized the temporary authorization to practice pending licensure and have not subsequently been issued full licensure. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to HB 1187. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/22 22103982D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/14/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB317)
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2022Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB317E
01/24/2022Printed as engrossed 22103982D-E
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB317E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/22/2022Committee substitute printed 22106790D-H1
02/22/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB317H1)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106790D-H1
02/25/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB317H1
02/25/2022Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Title replaced 22106790D-H1
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB317ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB317ER)
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 4/11/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)

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