Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; authorizes VA to become a signatory to the Compact. (SB22)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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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 HB 225. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement indicates that the cost of Virginia becoming a signatory to the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact is currently indeterminate. The Department of Health Professions would incur costs for membership, travel, and potential loss of revenue due to out-of-state practitioners being recognized under the compact. Additionally, there would be an impact on the Virginia State Police for conducting criminal background checks, with approximately 835 additional background checks estimated. The statement notes that the current resources can handle this increase, but additional resources may be necessary if the total number of background checks exceeds 10,000 due to this bill and others.

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Bill Has Passed


12/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101204D
12/10/2023Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2024Rereferred from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2024Rereferred to Education and Health
01/16/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
01/19/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB22)
01/25/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/31/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB22E
02/02/2024Printed as engrossed 24101204D-E
02/02/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB22E)
02/05/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/15/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB22ER)
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB22ER)
02/22/2024Signed by Speaker
02/25/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective 7/1/24)
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective - see bill)
03/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)

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