Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Compact. (HB225)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact. The Compact increases public access to dental services by permitting eligible licensed dentists and dental hygienists to practice in Compact participating states, provided that they are licensed in at least one participating state. The Compact has been passed in three states and takes effect when it is enacted by a seventh participating state or upon the effective date of the bill, whichever is later. This bill is identical to SB 22. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement states that the fiscal implications of HB225, the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, are indeterminate. The Department of Health Professions may incur costs for participation in the compact, such as membership fees and travel expenses. There may also be a potential loss of revenue as licensed practitioners from other states would be recognized in Virginia without needing a separate license. The Virginia State Police would also be impacted by the requirement for criminal background checks, but the impact is expected to be minimal and can be handled within existing resources. No budget amendment is necessary until the Compact is enacted. The specific agencies affected are the Department of Health Professions and the Virginia State Police.

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Bill Has Passed


01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101016D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB225)
01/25/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read first time
01/30/2024Read second time
01/30/2024Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB225E
01/30/2024Printed as engrossed 24101016D-E
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB225E)
01/31/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/31/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-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 (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB225ER)
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB225ER)
02/28/2024Signed by Speaker
03/02/2024Signed 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
03/20/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective - see bill)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)

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