Licensure or certification by Board of Medicine, etc.; consideration of military experience. (HB1535)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure or certification by the Board of Medicine or Board of Nursing; consideration of military training and experience.  Provides that the Boards of Medicine and Nursing shall consider and may accept relevant practical experience and didactic and clinical components of education and training completed by an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant, respiratory care practitioner, occupational therapist, radiologist assistant, radiologic technologist, radiologic technologist, limited, registered nurse, and practical nurse and for certification as a nurse aide as evidence of satisfaction of the educational requirements for licensure or certification, as appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100671D
12/28/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/18/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11104321D-H1
01/19/2011Read first time
01/20/2011Read second time
01/20/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104321D-H1
01/20/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1535H1
01/21/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
01/21/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1535ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1535ER)
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 390 (effective 7/1/11)
03/23/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Nursing Instructor writes:

I think all military training should count toward certifications (experience credit) but military training and civilian training are often very different and should require a bridge class or something to help make up the difference in training prior to sitting for the exam. It's not just a free pass to a licensure/certification exam.