Dentists and dental hygienists; added to list of providers who are immune from civil liability, etc. (SB629)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Civil immunity; dentists and dental hygienists; mental health treatment for health care professionals; reporting requirements. Adds dentists and dental hygienists to the list of providers who are immune from civil liability for any act done or made in performance of his duties while serving as a member of or consultant to an entity that functions primarily to review, evaluate, or make recommendations on a professional program to address issues related to career fatigue and wellness in health care professionals. The bill also extends civil immunity to certain providers for any act done or made in performance of his duties while serving as a member of or consultant to an entity that functions primarily to arrange for or provide outpatient health care for health care professionals. The bill also revises the Board of Medicine reporting requirements when a health care professional is admitted for mental health treatment. Under the bill, if a health care professional is voluntarily admitted to a health care institution for treatment of a substance abuse or psychiatric illness and is no longer believed to be a danger within 30 days then no report will be made to the Board of Medicine. This bill is identical to HB 42. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101385D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB629)
01/25/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2024Read 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)
02/26/2024Enrolled
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB629ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB629ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Signed 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 126 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0126)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB42.

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