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 Department of Health Professions 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. Read the Bill »


01/20/2022: passed committee


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)

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