Dental hygienist; remote supervision of a dentist employed by DBHDS. (HB1849)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), and Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of dental hygiene; remote supervision; employment or supervision by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; report. Allows a dental hygienist employed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) to practice under the remote supervision of a dentist employed by the Department or the Department of Health. Under current law, only a dental hygienist or dentist employed by the Virginia Department of Health may practice or supervise remotely. The bill also adds mobile dentistry programs operated by the Department for adults with developmental disabilities to the list of locations where a dental hygienist may practice under the remote supervision of a licensed dentist and directs the Department to annually submit a report of services provided by such dental hygienists to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The bill directs the Board of Dentistry to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102514D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1849)
01/15/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Committee substitute printed 19104928D-H1
01/17/2019Read first time
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1849H1)
01/18/2019Read second time
01/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104928D-H1
01/18/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1849H1
01/21/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1849ER)
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1849ER)
02/13/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
02/15/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 86 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0086)