Unconscious bias and cultural competency; Bd. of Medicine shall require continuing education, etc. (HB1130)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Medicine; continuing education; unconscious bias and cultural competency. Directs the Board of Medicine to require unconscious bias and cultural competency training as part of the continuing education requirements for renewal of licensure. The bill specifies requirements for the training and requires the Board of Medicine to report on the training to the Department of Health and the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative. This bill is identical to SB 35. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact of this legislation is estimated to be indeterminate and preliminary. The identified costs do not represent the full expected impact of the legislation. The expenditure impact for the years 2024-2030 is estimated to be $140,750 annually, with one position funded through non-general funds. The Board of Medicine will have new responsibilities to track, validate, and analyze compliance with the training requirements for nearly 86,257 practitioners licensed by the Board. The agency's data system will need to be modified to capture details related to the specific training each licensee has attended and to allow for analysis of the effectiveness of such training. Metrics would be necessary to determine the training programs' effectiveness, and external expertise or a consultant may be needed to accomplish this. The agency will also need to hire one new full-time equivalent position, costing $140,750, to meet the internal requirements of the legislation. The inclusion of data in the Virginia Department of Health's annual report is expected to have incidental costs. The Department of Health Professions and the Virginia Department of Health will be specifically affected by this legislation. No technical amendment is necessary, and a companion bill, SB35S1, has also been introduced.

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03/03/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104486D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/19/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Committee substitute printed 24106251D-H1
01/30/2024Incorporates HB32 (Clark)
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1130H1)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106251D-H1
02/02/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1130H1
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House (56-Y 42-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage (56-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/05/2024Passed House (55-Y 43-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage #2 (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/21/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Passed by for the day
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1130ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1130ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/08/2024Governor's substitute printed 24109382D-H2
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor


edward strickler writes:

Thank you. BUT this is NOT the BIGGEST or even a BIG reason for harmed and dead mothers and infants across rural Virginia! The BIGGER reason is lack of state-of-the-art pregnancy, delivery and infant care services!
What suburban and urban Virginia think is ESSENTIAL is BEING DENIED and OUT OR REACH for underserved rural Virginians: https://www.axios.com/local/richmond/2024/02/08/virginia-hospitals-maternity-care-rural

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