Medicine, Board of; temporary licensure of physicians licensed in a foreign country. (HB995)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kannan Srinivasan (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Medicine; temporary licensure of physicians licensed in a foreign country. Permits the Board of Medicine to issue a provisional license to a physician licensed in a foreign country for no more than two years, then a subsequent renewable two-year license if the physician practices in a medically underserved area. After two years of practice under the renewable license in a medically underserved area, a physician licensed in a foreign country is eligible to apply for a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine. The bill specifies that eligibility for such licenses is conditional upon an applicant demonstrating certain educational and experiential qualifications to the Board and obtaining employment with a medical care facility that provides an assessment and evaluation program for physicians licensed in a foreign country. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104934D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/19/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB995)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB995ER)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB995ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed 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
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 464 (effective 7/1/24)

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