Nursing and Psychology, Boards of; health regulatory boards, staggered terms. (HB2228)

Introduced By

Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Composition of the Boards of Nursing and Psychology; health regulatory boards; staggered terms. Alters the composition of the Board of Nursing and replaces the requirement that the Board of Nursing meet each January with the requirement that it meet at least annually. The bill also removes specific officer titles from the requirement that the Board of Nursing elect officers from its membership. The bill replaces the requirement that a member of the Board of Psychology be licensed as an applied psychologist with the requirement that that position be filled by a member who is licensed in any category of psychology. The bill also provides a mechanism for evenly staggering the terms of members of the following health regulatory boards, without affecting the terms of current members: Board of Nursing, Board of Psychology, Board of Dentistry, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, Board of Medicine, Board of Veterinary Medicine, Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Board of Pharmacy, and Board of Counseling. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101801D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2228)
01/22/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read first time
01/25/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Passed by for the day
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2228ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2228ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
02/27/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 169 (effective 7/1/19)
02/27/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)