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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2005 Session


Accountancy Trust Account, Board of; established as supplemental source funding for Board of Accountancy. Amending  54.1-4400, 54.1-4402, 54.1-4403, 54.1-4407, 54.1-4409, 54.1-4410, 54.1-4412, 54.1-4413 and 54.1-4414; adding  54.1-4405.1 and 54.1-4413.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 539 (Chapter 602))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; summary suspension of licenses or approvals. Adding  54.1-516.1. (Patron-Drake, HB 462 (Chapter 222))
Asbestos or lead abatement activities; necessity for license. Amending  54.1-503. (Patron-Drake, HB 463 (Chapter 133))
Athletic trainers; licensure. Amending  54.1-2957.4, 54.1-2957.5 and 54.1-2957.6. (Patron-Potts, SB 159 (Chapter 669))
Auctioneers; continuing education. Adding  54.1-603.1. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1022 (Chapter 956))
Barbers and Cosmetologists, Board for; membership. Amending 54.1-702. (Patron-Albo, HB 124 (Chapter 945))
Barbers, cosmetologists or nail technicians; designation of shop or salon prior to issuance of license. Amending  54.1-703; adding  54.1-703.01. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 624 (C))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; increases participating physician and hospital assessment. Amending 38.2-5001, 38.2-5009 and 38.2-5020. (Patron-Tata, HB 1407 (Chapter 931); Devolites, SB 687 (Chapter 896))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; exemption for newspapers, magazines, etc. Amending  58.1-3703. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 1381 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; license fee, rates and requirements. Amending  58.1-3703 and 58.1-3706. (Patron-Drake, HB 461 (F))
Business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) tax; license fees, rates and requirements. Amending  58.1-3703 and 58.1-3706. (Patron-Shuler, HB 91 (I) See HB461; Joannou, HB 730 (I) See HB461)
Career and technical education; recognizing leadership and contributions of local advisory councils. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 126 (P))
Career and technical education; to be included in curriculum. Amending  22.1-253.13:1. (Patron-Hurt, HB 769 (Chapter 848))
Career-training schools; regulation. Amending  22.1-319 through 22.1-323, 22.1-324, 22.1-325, 22.1-326, 22.1-328 through 22.1-332, 23-276.1 through 23-276.6, 23-276.10, 23-276.11 and 54.1-3029; adding  23-276.13, 23-276.14 and 23-276.15; repealing  22.1-326.1, 22.1-333, 22.1-334 and 22.1-335. (Patron-Tata, HB 637 (Chapter 991))
Cemeteries; authorization for interment. Amending  54.1-2313, 54.1-2324 and 54.1-2333; adding  57-27.3. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 303 (Chapter 247))
Cemetery companies; accounting of trust funds, use of income. Amending  54.1-2313 and 54.1-2322. (Patron-Morgan, HB 268 (F))
Certified Practices, Advisory Committee on; abolished. Amending 54.1-3600 and 54.1-3605; repealing  54.1-3609 and 54.1-3610. (Patron-Cox, HB 8 (Chapter 11); Athey, HB 210 (I) See HB8)
Child abuse or neglect; reporting requirements by ministers of religion. Amending  63.2-1509. (Patron-Howell, SB 314 (F))
Child day programs; exempts certain martial arts programs from licensure. Amending  63.2-1715. (Patron-Martin, SB 66 (F))
Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts; resale disclosures. Amending  54.1-2105.1, 55-79.97 and 55-512. (Patron-Suit, HB 443 (C))
Contractors; certification, debarment procedures. Amending 2.2-4321; adding  2.2-4312.1. (Patron-Reese, HB 73 (C))
Contractors; classification of those engaged in business of storing, maintaining, or repairing vessels for local license tax purposes. Amending  58.1-3714. (Patron-Norment, SB 424 (F))
Contractors, Board for; exemptions from licensure. Amending 54.1-1101. (Patron-Drake, HB 831 (Chapter 189))
Contractors, Board for; prohibited acts, misrepresentation, penalty. Amending  54.1-1115. (Patron-Watts, HB 422 (Chapter 131))
Contracts; payment and performance bonds required in private construction projects. Adding  11-4.1:1. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 147 (C))
Controlled substances; eliminates certain required inventory by Division of Forensic Science. Amending  54.1-3404. (Patron-McDougle, HB 783 (Chapter 51))
Death; pronouncement by physician assistants. Amending  54.1-2972. (Patron-Lucas, SB 555 (Chapter 92))
Dental amalgams containing mercury; regulations. Adding 54.1-2711.1. (Patron-Miller, SB 187 (C))
Dental hygienists; continuing education. Amending  54.1-2729. (Patron-Hogan, HB 524 (Chapter 137))
Dental plan organizations; provisions. Amending  38.2-100, 38.2-316, 38.2-1401, 38.2-1700, 38.2-1800 and 58.1-2501; adding  38.2-6100 through 38.2-6113. (Patron-Potts, SB 156 (Chapter 668))
Dentistry or dental hygiene; temporary licenses to persons enrolled in advanced dental education programs. Amending  54.1-2712; adding  54.1-2711.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1049 (Chapter 754))
Dentists; practice in certain dental clinics. Amending 54.1-2715, 54.1-2717 and 54.1-2718. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 626 (Chapter 48))
Design-build contracts; license requirements. Amending  54.1-1103. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 849 (Chapter 190))
Design-build contracts; license requirements. Amending  54.1-406. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 854 (Chapter 191))
Dietitians; licensure. Amending  54.1-2731 and 54.1-2900; adding  54.1-2956.12 through 54.1-2956.16. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 455 (C))
Elevator mechanics; certification. Adding  54.1-1140 through 54.1-1143. (Patron-Drake, HB 829 (Chapter 188))
End-of-life-care decisions; appointment of guardians and agents of incapacitated persons. Amending  37.1-134.13, 37.1-134.15, 54.1-2984 and 54.1-2986; adding  54.1-2989.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 308 (F))
Engineers, resident, within Department of Transportation; qualifications. Adding  33.1-223.2:9. (Patron-Athey, HB 202 (F))
Funeral services; certain exempt from licensure, membership of Board. Amending  54.1-2801 and 54.1-2802. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1219 (F))
Geriatricians; Joint Commission on Health Care to study access to and availability thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 135 (F))
Health Care Decisions Act; persons who may witness an advance directive. Amending  54.1-2982. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 139 (F))
Health care provider professional services; civil recovery of payment. Adding  8.01-27.3. (Patron-Albo, HB 565 (Chapter 909))
Health insurance; includes physicians in prohibition against refusing to accept assignments. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3407.13. (Patron-Williams, SB 105 (F))
Health maintenance organizations; coverage for chiropractors. Amending  38.2-4312. (Patron-Black, HB 195 (C))
Health professionals; disciplinary proceedings and reporting requirements. Amending  32.1-125.01, 32.1-127.1:03, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2505, 54.1-2506.01, 54.1-2706, 54.1-2709.2, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-2915 and 54.1-3480; adding  54.1-2400.6, 54.1-2400.7 and 54.1-2400.8; repealing  54.1-2906, 54.1-2907, 54.1-2919, 54.1-3009, 54.1-3010, 54.1-3216 and 54.1-3615. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 577 (Chapter 64))
Home inspectors; voluntary certification program. Amending 54.1-517.1. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 853 (F))
Hospital pharmacies; filling and stocking of automated drug dispensing systems by pharmacy technicians. Amending 54.1-3434.02. (Patron-Morgan, HB 690 (Chapter 140))
Income tax, state; credit for certain health care practitioners providing indigent care. Adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 284 (C))
Indigent care; physicians providing services without charge immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225. (Patron-Purkey, HB 280 (F); Suit, HB 1226 (F))
Involuntary mental commitment hearing; petitioner may be represented by certain law students. Amending  54.1-3900. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 674 (F))
Itinerant merchants; regulation. Adding  54.1-4306. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 283 (Chapter 127))
Legal aid societies; contributions. Amending  54.1-3916. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1173 (C))
Legal aid societies; funding. Amending  17.1-278. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1172 (Chapter 925))
Legal aid societies; funding. Amending  17.1-278 and 54.1-3916. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 343 (F))
Licensure by Board for Contractors; Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Board for Contractors to establish pilot program for local enforcement. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 454 (Chapter 789); O’Brien, SB 285 (Chapter 776))
Managed care health insurance plans; excludes dental service plans. Amending  32.1-137.1, 38.2-4214, 38.2-4319, 38.2-4509 and 38.2-5800. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 222 (C))
Medical complaint investigation committees and medical and psychological practices audit committees; abolished. Repealing  54.1-2922, 54.1-2923 and 54.1-3613. (Patron-Athey, HB 211 (Chapter 40); Martin, SB 5 (Chapter 68))
Medical equipment supplier; exempts license requirement as a wholesale distributor. Amending  54.1-3435.02. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 852 (Chapter 854))
Medical or health services to minors; notification to parents. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 381 (F))
Medical or health services to minors; provisions for records and reports. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 953 (F))
Medical treatment options; physician disclosure. Amending 38.2-3405; adding  54.1-2963.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 224 (Chapter 675))
Midwifery; excluded from definition of practice of medicine. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1354 (F))
Midwifery; licensing. Adding  54.1-2957.7 through 54.1-2957.13. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 581 (F))
Midwives; Board of Health Professions to recommend system for regulation of certain. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 127 (F))
Morning-after pill; parental consent for minors required. Amending  54.1-2969; adding  54.1-2969.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1403 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act; tax credit for donations of professional services. Amending  63.2-2004. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 285 (Chapter 725); Obenshain, SB 81 (Chapter 657))
Nurse practitioner prescriptive authority; Board of Nursing to collect information thereon. (Patron-Bryant, HJR 205 (P))
Nurse practitioners; authorized to sign various forms and certificates. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-46, 32.1-50, 32.1-60, 32.1-64.1, 32.1-138, 32.1-325, 32.1-331.15, 45.1-161.35, 45.1-161.70, 45.1-161.292:43, 46.2-208, 46.2-322, 53.1-22, 54.1-3812, 59.1-297, 59.1-298, 59.1-310.4 and 63.2-1808; adding  54.1-2957.02. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 855 (Chapter 855))
Nurse practitioners; continued competency, instruction relating to prevention, symptoms and diagnosis of certain communicable diseases. Amending  54.1-2957.01. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1415 (C))
Nurse Practitioners Prescriptive Authority; Report of Joint Commission on Health Care (Chapter 924, 2000 Acts). (HD 10)
Nurses; delegation of certain tasks, use of attendant care services. Amending  54.1-3000 and 54.1-3005; adding 54.1-3041 and 54.1-3042. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 1440 (C))
Nurses; multistate licensure privilege. Amending  32.1-127.1:03, 32.1-127.3, 54.1-105, 54.1-106, 54.1-111, 54.1-2400, 54.1-2400.2, 54.1-2401, 54.1-2403.01, 54.1-2403.1, 54.1-2403.2, 54.1-2408.1, 54.1-2409, 54.1-2409.1, 54.1-2906, 54.1-2907, 54.1-3000, 54.1-3005, 54.1-3008, 54.1-3009, 54.1-3016, 54.1-3019 and 63.2-1805. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 633 (Chapter 49))
Occupational therapy; certification requirements. Amending 54.1-2956.1, 54.1-2956.3, 54.1-2956.4 and 54.1-2956.5. (Patron-Purkey, HB 309 (Chapter 61))
Optometrists; causes for revocation or suspension of license or reprimand. Amending  54.1-3215. (Patron-Reid, HB 160 (C); Quayle, SB 272 (C))
Optometry; practice and licensure. Amending  54.1-3200, 54.1-3211, 54.1-3221, 54.1-3222, 54.1-3223 and 54.1-3303. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 856 (Chapter 744))
Oral health care; joint subcommittee to study access to and costs thereof. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 24 (P))
Patient records; transfer or copies in conjunction with sale or relocation of practice. Amending  54.1-2405. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 875 (Chapter 53))
Perpetual care trust funds and preneed burial contracts; Cemetery Board to appoint a receiver to oversee cemetery operations. Amending  54.1-2316 and 54.1-2322; adding  54.1-2313.1. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 857 (Chapter 192))
Pharmacists; allowing collaborative agreements with practitioner of medicine, osteopathy, or podiatry to continue. Repealing second enactment of Chapters 895 and 1011, 1999 Acts. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 851 (Chapter 853))
Pharmacy, School of; established in Buchanan County. (Patron-Stump, HJR 118 (P); Puckett, SJR 49 (P))
Pharmacy technicians; registration of those who work in free clinics. Amending  54.1-3321. (Patron-Orrock, HB 623 (Chapter 47))
Physician-patient relationships; effect of certain emergency department treatment. Adding  54.1-2962.2. (Patron-Potts, SB 160 (Chapter 878))
Podiatric surgery; changes in provisions. Amending  54.1-2939. (Patron-Dudley, HB 602 (C))
Podiatry; practice, definition. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Welch, HB 409 (Chapter 731))
Podiatry; specialty board certification. Amending  54.1-2910.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 498 (Chapter 703))
Private security services professionals; includes certified detector canine handlers. Amending  9.1-138 and 9.1-139. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1193 (Chapter 470))
Procurement Act, Public; contracts for architectural or professional engineering services. Amending  2.2-4301. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1039 (Chapter 458))
Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; consideration of complaint information from public sources. Amending  54.1-307.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 716 (Chapter 297))
Professional licensees; expiration of continuing education requirements for regulants who are on active military duty. Amending third enactment of Chapter 998, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Bolling, SB 573 (Chapter 1017))
Professions and occupations; penalty for engaging in unlawful acts, including any public agency or local school board. Amending 54.1-111. (Patron-Morgan, HB 696 (F))
Registered nurses; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish task force to examine issues relating to screening and testing pursuant to Medicaid program. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 45 (F))
Regulatory boards; procedure for awarding contracts for examination services. Amending  54.1-201. (Patron-Suit, HB 1459 (F))
Rehabilitation Providers, Advisory Board on; abolished. Amending 54.1-3510; repealing  54.1-3511 and 54.1-3512. (Patron-Cox, HB 7 (Chapter 10); Athey, HB 212 (F))
Respiratory care practitioners; authorization to administer controlled substances within scope of practice. Amending 54.1-2901 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Byron, HB 870 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for certain contractors. Amending  58.1-610. (Patron-Shannon, HB 720 (C); Hugo, HB 1375 (C); Devolites, SB 91 (F))
Risk management plans; coverage for claims against attorneys. Amending  2.2-1839. (Patron-Melvin, HB 69 (Chapter 121))
Risk management plans; includes medical malpractice liability insurance for physicians and sole community hospitals, report. Amending  2.2-1839; adding  2.2-1839.1. (Patron-Newman, SB 601 (Chapter 822))
Trust and real estate settlement accounts; rules regarding interest and dividends. Amending  54.1-3915.1 and 54.1-3916. (Patron-Albo, HB 166 (F))
Virginia State Bar; membership lists not applicable to Freedom of Information Act. Amending  54.1-3918. (Patron-Hurt, HB 761 (C))
Vocational rehabilitation counselors; certification. Amending 54.1-3513 and 65.2-603. (Patron-Morgan, HB 270 (Chapter 271))
Witness summons; payment of costs and expenses to physicians. Amending  8.01-407. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 495 (C))
Workers’ compensation; allows choice of physician. Amending 65.2-101 and 65.2-603. (Patron-Miller, SB 56 (F))
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