Associate physicians; licensure and practice. (SB676)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure and practice of associate physicians. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a two-year license to practice as an associate physician to an applicant who is 18 years of age or older, is of good moral character, has graduated from an accredited medical school, has successfully completed Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, and has not completed a medical internship or residency program. The bill requires all associate physicians to practice in accordance with a practice agreement entered into between the associate physician and a physician licensed by the Board and provides for prescriptive authority of associate physicians in accordance with regulations of the Board. Read the Bill »


01/25/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103475D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB676)
02/10/2022Continued to 2023 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)