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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2006 Session (CD) Carried over from 2006 session but died in committee on or before December 8th


Abortion; informed consent thereto shall include determination by physician. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cole, HB 2301 (F))
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Commissioner of; century farm shall not be subject to eminent domain. Amending  3.1-17.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2896 (F))
Anesthesia for fetuses; doctors required to offer. Amending 18.2-76. (Patron-Cline, HB 2456 (F))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Landscape Architects; definitions. Amending  54.1-400. (Patron-Morgan, HB 936 (CD); Cosgrove, HB 2950 (F))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; cease and desist orders for unlicensed activity. Adding  54.1-402.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1801 (Chapter 618))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; licensure exemption. Amending  54.1-402. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2182 (F))
Assault and battery; enhanced penalty if committed against attorney for State. Amending  18.2-57. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2331 (F))
Attorney fees; clarifies where medical lien is asserted. Amending 8.01-66.9. (Patron-Joannou, HB 950 (CD))
Attorney, State; duty to provide copies of police reports. Amending  19.2-265.4. (Patron-Gear, HB 3146 (F))
Attorneys; Compensation Board to prepare list of localities eligible to have full-time for State. Amending  15.2-1629 and 15.2-1631. (Patron-Moran, HB 2859 (Chapter 417))
Auctioneers Board; continuing education, waiver. Amending 54.1-603.1. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2341 (F))
Barbers and Cosmetology, Board for; regulation of laser or light therapy technicians. Amending  54.1-700 through 54.1-703 and 54.1-704.1 through 54.1-706; adding  54.1-703.4. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1399 (CD))
Beekeepers; persons with 50 or fewer hives not required to process honey in certified establishment. Adding  3.1-610.19:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 101 (CD))
Birth control; definition thereof. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2221 (F))
Branch Pilots, Board of; limited branch pilot license. Amending 54.1-909. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2522 (Chapter 326); Blevins, SB 992 (Chapter 559))
Burial and funeral expenses; preneed contracts. Amending  6.1-5, 54.1-2820, and 54.1-2822. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1953 (Chapter 621))
Burial expenses; increase the disregard from countable resources when calculating Medicaid eligibility. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2722 (I) See HB1953)
Cemetery operators and funeral establishments; prohibited acts. Amending  54.1-2314 and 54.1-2806. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2709 (F))
Clients’ Protection Fund; Supreme Court to adopt rules assessing members of Virginia State Bar an annual fee therefor. Amending 54.1-3913.1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2078 (F); Chichester, SB 1426 (Chapter 807))
Contractors, Board for; exemptions for certain career and technical education projects. Amending  54.1-1101. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2757 (Chapter 332))
Contractors, Board for; voluntary certification of elevator mechanics. Amending  54.1-1140, 54.1-1141, 54.1-1142, and 54.1-1143; adding  54.1-1142.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 3162 (Chapter 424))
Court Reporting, Board of; created, report. Adding  54.1-4500 through 54.1-4515. (Patron-Quayle, SB 216 (CD))
Court-appointed counsel; compensation for services. Amending 19.2-163. (Patron-Putney, HB 2361 (Chapter 938); Stolle, SB 1168 (Chapter 946))
Court-appointed counsel; court may waive limit on compensation for certain cases. Amending  19.2-163. (Patron-Putney, HB 176 (CD))
Dental hygienists; authority to administer topical oral fluorides. Amending  54.1-2722 and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2994 (Chapter 702))
Dentistry licensure; removes exam requirement. Amending 54.1-2709. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2377 (Chapter 20))
Dietitians and nutritionists; requirements for licensure by Board of Health Professions. Amending  54.1-2731; adding 54.1-2730.1 through 54.1-2730.5. (Patron-Reid, HB 1056 (CD))
Doctors of medicine, osteopathy, and podiatry; expungement of disciplinary report if without merit. Amending  54.1-2910.1. (Patron-Caputo, HB 1873 (I) See HB2157)
Emergency preparedness; makes several revisions related to orders of isolation and quarantine. Amending  32.1-42.1, 32.1-48.06, 32.1-48.09, 32.1-48.010, 32.1-48.012, 32.1-48.013, 32.1-48.014, 32.1-48.015, and 54.1-3408; adding  32.1-48.013:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2845 (Chapter 699); Wampler, SB 1108 (Chapter 783))
Engineers, licensed professional; Board of Health, et al., to accept private site evaluations and treatment works designs therefrom. Adding  32.1-163.6. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1950 (F))
Equine dental technicians; required to register with Board of Medicine. Amending  54.1-3807; adding  54.1-3813. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2363 (Chapter 754))
Equine dentistry; provides exception from practice of veterinary medicine for practice thereof. Amending  54.1-3801. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 644 (CD))
Fertility treatments; disclosure required of ova donors. Amending 54.1-2971.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2123 (F))
Fire and rescue squad volunteers; joint subcommittee to study incentives in an effort to recruit and retain qualified individuals. (Patron-Rust, HJR 743 (P))
Fire Marshal, Office of; transfers enforcement of Fire Prevention Code thereto. Amending  2.2-4006, 9.1-203, 27-61, 27-95, 27-97, 36-99.3, 36-114, 36-118, 36-135, 36-139, and 38.2-401; adding  9.1-203.1, 9.1-203.2, 9.1-206, 9.1-207, and 9.1-208; repealing  36-139.2 and 36-139.3. (Patron-Cline, HB 2457 (I) See HB2356)
Fire Marshal, Office of; transfers enforcement of Fire Prevention Code thereto. Amending  9.1-201, 27-61, 27-97, 27-97.2, 27-99, 36-139, and 38.2-401; adding  9.1-206, 9.1-207, and 9.1-208; repealing  36-139.2, 36-139.3, and 36-139.4. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 2356 (Chapter 647); Deeds, SB 1132 (Chapter 741))
Firearms; civil immunity for sellers, and requires criminal records check on transferee. Amending  54.1-4200; adding 8.01-226.12, 18.2-308.2:4, and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 827 (F))
Funeral services licensees, funeral directors, and embalmers; continuing education requirements. Amending  54.1-2816.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1300 (CD))
Gamete donors; anonymous donations thereof prohibited in medical procedures. Adding  54.1-2403.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 412 (CD))
Grand jury, special; impanelling by State attorney. Amending 19.2-206 and 19.2-210. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 2204 (F))
Health care practitioner; authority to send laboratory test results directly to patient. Adding  54.1-2409.4. (Patron-Frederick, HB 3061 (Chapter 887); Puller, SB 1341 (Chapter 930))
Health Commissioner; required to designate licensed physician to coordinate women’s health efforts. Amending  32.1-19. (Patron-Howell, SB 1225 (Chapter 793))
Health Commissioner; required to designate licensed physician to oversee minority health efforts. Amending  32.1-19. (Patron-Spruill, HB 3043 (Chapter 343))
Health insurance; assignment of benefits to emergency care physicians. Amending  2.2-2818; adding  38.2-3407.12:1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 946 (CD))
Health insurance; refusal to accept assignments from patients or physicians prohibited. Adding  38.2-3407.13:3. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 253 (CD))
Health Professions, Department of; information to complainants and disciplinary proceedings. Amending  54.1-2400.2. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1682 (Chapter 395))
Health regulatory boards; summary restriction of licenses. Amending  54.1-2408.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2212 (Chapter 22))
Home Care Consumer and Worker Protection Act; created. Adding 59.1-459.1 through 59.1-459.6. (Patron-Nutter, HB 425 (CD))
Hospitals and health care practitioners; use of reprocessed single-use medical devices, penalty. Adding  32.1-135.3 and 54.1-2403.001. (Patron-Sickles, HB 768 (CD))
Humane investigators; restores program thereof. Amending 3.1-796.106. (Patron-Ticer, SB 930 (F))
Income tax, state; provides nonrefundable tax credit to police officers and professional firefighters. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 3103 (F))
Income tax, state; veterinarian pro bono services and companion animal adoption tax credits. Adding  58.1-339.12 and 58.1-339.13. (Patron-Hull, HB 3053 (F))
Involuntary commitment hearings; law students may represent a petitioner without a practicing attorney. Amending  54.1-3900. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 741 (F))
Lead poisoning prevention; Board of Health to promulgate regulations to require physicians to make available to parents information on dangers thereof. Amending  32.1-46.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 3167 (Chapter 691))
Lieu of posting bond; adds surety bonds, bank checks, etc., from an attorney’s escrow account to type of payment. Amending 16.1-108. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2788 (Chapter 131))
Magistrates; required to deliver copy of any criminal warrant issued at request of citizen to State attorney at his request. Amending  19.2-45. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2364 (Chapter 122); Houck, SB 997 (Chapter 373))
Mechanic’s lien; adds certification of mailing therefor by general contractor. Amending  43-5, 43-8, and 43-10. (Patron-Janis, HB 2579 (Chapter 504))
Mechanic’s liens; certification of mailing for certain contractors. Amending  43-4. (Patron-Janis, HB 2580 (Chapter 505))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study how State should address existing and upcoming severe shortage thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 643 (F))
Medical practitioners; requires criminal history background checks therefor. Adding  54.1-2905.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1944 (F))
Medical students; prohibition of unauthorized pelvic exams. Amending  54.1-2959. (Patron-Bell, HB 2969 (Chapter 678))
Medicine, Board of; disciplinary procedure. Amending  54.1-2900, 54.1-2910.1, and 54.1-2912.3; adding  54.1-2910.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2157 (Chapter 861))
Motor Vehicle Transaction Recovery Fund; provides criteria for awarding of attorney fees. Amending  46.2-1527.3 and 46.2-1527.5. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1779 (Chapter 826))
Naturopathy; establishes licensure requirements. Amending 54.1-2900, 54.1-2901, 54.1-2914, and 54.1-3401; adding 54.1-2956.12 through 54.1-2956.16. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1389 (CD); Puckett, SB 517 (CD))
Nurse, licensed; local school boards to employ for each school. Amending  22.1-274. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1719 (I) See HB2479; Crockett-Stark, HB 2479 (F))
Nurses and nursing aides, licensed practical; Board of Nursing to study pay parity therefor. (Patron-Carrico, HJR 631 (F))
Nursing, Board of; continuing education requirements for nurses. Adding  54.1-3018.1 and 54.1-3021.1. (Patron-McDougle, SB 872 (F))
Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Program; Director of Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish program thereof. Amending  32.1-353.1, 32.1-353.2, and 32.1-353.3; repealing  32.1-353.4 and 32.1-353.5. (Patron-Watts, HB 2290 (Chapter 474))
Obstruction of justice; person who threatens attorney of State guilty of felony. Amending  18.2-460. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2332 (Chapter 282))
Onsite sewage disposal system; certification of certain workers. Amending  10.1-2117, 15.2-2157, 32.1-163, 32.1-164, 54.1-300, 54.1-2300, 54.1-2301, and 54.1-2302. (Patron-Herring, SB 1270 (Chapter 924))
Onsite sewage systems; requires Board of Health to establish program for operation and maintenance thereof. Amending 32.1-163, 32.1-164, 54.1-300, 54.1-2300, 54.1-2301, and 54.1-2302; adding  32.1-164.8. (Patron-Morgan, HB 3134 (Chapter 892))
Oral contraceptives; requirements for prescribing for minors. Adding  54.1-2403.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1199 (CD))
Paramedics; authorized to engage in practice of professional nursing. Adding  54.1-3018.1 and 54.1-3021.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1324 (F))
Parasail operators; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to promulgate regulations applicable thereto. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 2031 (Chapter 625))
Parasail operators; localities by ordinance to regulate. Adding 15.2-912.4. (Patron-Purkey, HB 747 (CD))
Pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers; adds regulation thereof to current statutes regulating. Amending  54.1-4000, 54.1-4001, 54.1-4002, and 54.1-4009 through 54.1-4014. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1176 (F))
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund; reports submitted by professionally certified engineer, geologist, or soil scientist. Amending 62.1-44.34:11. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 2085 (F))
Pharmacist; requirement that sell and dispense drugs. Adding 54.1-3410.01. (Patron-Hall, HB 2842 (F))
Pharmacy benefits management; payment for clean claims submitted electronically. Adding  38.2-3407.9:03. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1084 (Chapter 839))
Pharmacy benefits managers; regulation thereof. Adding  38.2-3438 through 38.2-3443. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1954 (F))
Pharmacy benefits managers; requirements for regulation and registration. Amending  38.2-3407.4:2, 38.2-3407.5, 38.2-3407.5:1, 38.2-3407.6:1, 38.2-3407.7, 38.2-3407.9:01, 38.2-3407.9:02, 38.2-3407.15, 38.2-4209.1, 38.2-4214, 38.2-4312.1, 38.2-4319, and 38.2-4509; adding  38.2-1365 through 38.2-1384. (Patron-Morgan, HB 945 (CD))
Pharmacy, Board of; grounds for discipline. Amending  54.1-3316, 54.1-3434.3, 54.1-3435.1, and 54.1-3435.3; repealing 54.1-3315, 54.1-3322, and 54.1-3435.5. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 2649 (Chapter 662))
Pharmacy, Board of; membership. Amending  54.1-3305. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1391 (F))
Physical therapists; allows patients to seek treatment therefrom. Amending  54.1-3482; adding  54.1-3482.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 2087 (Chapter 18); Newman, SB 1305 (Chapter 9))
Physician assistants; expands therapeutic activities they may perform under supervision of licensed physician or podiatrist. Amending  54.1-2952. (Patron-Edwards, SB 980 (F))
Physician assistants, licensed; authorized to prescribe Schedule II through VI controlled substances and devices. Amending 54.1-2952.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1963 (Chapter 16))
Physician, licensed; authority to send laboratory results directly to patient. Adding  54.1-2409.4. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2045 (I) See HB3061)
Physician, licensed; authority to send laboratory results directly to patient. Adding  54.1-2973.1. (Patron-Hall, HB 2843 (I) See HB3061)
Physicians; definition of office practice. Amending  54.1-2410. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 620 (CD))
Physicians; exceptions to immunity for laboratory tests ordered. Amending  8.01-581.18:1. (Patron-Athey, HB 2416 (F))
Physicians; persons without degree knowingly representing themselves as such. Amending  54.1-2903. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1938 (F))
Police chaplains; certification thereof. Amending  9.1-102; adding  9.1-187 and 9.1-187.1. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 2477 (F))
Practitioners; may authorize certain personnel to administer drugs and devices. Amending  54.1-3408. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2037 (Chapter 17))
Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements. Amending  54.1-2901. (Patron-Lucas, SB 422 (CD))
Precious metals dealers; required to obtain thumbprints of both hands of individual selling item. Amending  54.1-4101 and 54.1-4104. (Patron-Stolle, SB 654 (CD))
Pregnant Women Support Fund; created. Amending  54.1-2403.01; adding  32.1-11.6. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 3183 (Chapter 822); Puckett, SB 1088 (Chapter 780))
Preneed Funeral Contract Recovery Fund; created. Amending 54.1-2800, 54.1-2803, 54.1-2806, and 54.1-2822.1; adding 54.1-2824.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1299 (CD))
Preneed funeral contracts; clarifies deposits in trust accounts thereof. Amending  54.1-2822. (Patron-Nixon, HB 571 (CD))
Private attorney or collection agency; may collect fines, etc., and have access to DMV records. Amending  19.2-349. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 3051 (F))
Private attorneys or collection agencies; may have access to defendant’s social security number to assist in collection effort. Amending  19.2-349. (Patron-McDougle, SB 873 (Chapter 551))
Privileged communications; physician peer review and physician accreditation entities. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Albo, HB 3090 (Chapter 530))
Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; changes membership of Fair Housing Board. Amending  54.1-2344. (Patron-Rapp, HB 2595 (Chapter 874))
Professional Boxing, Wrestling and Martial Arts Advisory Board; created. Amending  54.1-829; adding  54.1-831.01. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1798 (Chapter 853))
Public Accountancy; revises and makes several amendments to public accounting statute. Amending  54.1-1106, 54.1-4400 through 54.1-4408, 54.1-4411, 54.1-4414, 54.1-4415, 54.1-4416, 54.1-4418, 54.1-4420, 54.1-4421, and 54.1-4423; adding 54.1-4409.1, 54.1-4409.2, 54.1-4412.1, and 54.1-4413.2 through 54.1-4413.5; repealing  54.1-4409, 54.1-4410, 54.1-4412, 54.1-4413, 54.1-4413.1, 54.1-4417, and 54.1-4419. (Patron-Stosch, SB 1395 (Chapter 804))
Real Estate Board; applicants for initial licensure as real estate broker. Amending  54.1-2105. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1093 (F))
Real Estate Recovery Fund; certain limitations upon recovery therefrom. Amending  54.1-2116. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1605 (CD))
Real Estate Transaction Recovery Fund; allows interest thereon to be used to educate public as well as real estate licensees. Amending  54.1-2113. (Patron-Locke, SB 1185 (Chapter 791))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; amends required residential property disclosure/disclaimer statement. Amending 54.1-2105.1, 55-517 through 55-522, 55-524, and 55-525. (Patron-Suit, HB 2011 (Chapter 265))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain contractors. Amending  58.1-610. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1620 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain personal property purchased by contractor. Amending  58.1-609.3. (Patron-Blevins, SB 994 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include volunteer fire departments and rescue squads. Amending  15.2-1104.1, 58.1-3, 58.1-609.10, 58.1-609.11, 58.1-609.12, and 58.1-3818. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1948 (I) See HB2545)
Retirement System; certain conditions for retirees hired as nurses. Amending  51.1-155. (Patron-Cline, HB 2693 (F))
Retirement System; retirees hired as nurses. Amending  51.1-155. (Patron-Valentine, HB 1731 (F))
Salespersons and brokers; Real Estate Board to adopt regulations establishing educational requirements therefor. Amending 54.1-2100, 54.1-2105, 54.1-2105.1, and 54.1-2344; adding 54.1-2105.01 through 54.1-2105.04. (Patron-Cox, HB 2064 (Chapter 809))
Salvinorin A; included as a Schedule I hallucinogenic. Amending 54.1-3446. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2844 (F))
Schedule III controlled substances; adds embutramide to list thereof. Amending  54.1-3450. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2178 (Chapter 14))
Secondhand dealers; adds regulation thereof to current statutes regulating pawnbrokers. Amending  54.1-4000 through 54.1-4003, 54.1-4008 through 54.1-4011, and 54.1-4014; adding  54.1-4015. (Patron-Stolle, SB 653 (CD))
Security and Immigration Compliance Act; public bodies and contractors who intend to contract to register and participate in Basic Pilot Program. Amending  18.2-59, 58.1-322, and 58.1-402; adding  2.2-4308.2, 9.1-150.5, and 19.2-83.2. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2826 (F))
Soil Scientists and Wetland Professionals, Board for; extends waiver of requirements for professional wetland delineator certification. Amending  54.1-2206.2. (Patron-Hall, HB 2839 (Chapter 334))
State Firefighter’s Association; created. Amending  9.1-202; repealing Chapter 343, 1896 Acts. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1090 (Chapter 96))
Surgical complications; requires physicians to report from elective outpatient procedures. Adding  32.1-162.23 through 32.1-162.26. (Patron-Janis, HB 2583 (F))
Tattoo parlors; City of Fairfax may by ordinance reasonably limit number thereof within locality. Adding  15.2-912.01. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 837 (F))
Temporary detention orders; licensed physician to complete in-person evaluation necessary for magistrate to issue. Amending  37.2-809. (Patron-Bell, HB 2955 (Chapter 526))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board for; review of contracts. Adding  46.2-2826.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2129 (F))
Vision care services and products; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of current law impeding accessibility thereto. (Patron-Putney, HJR 641 (F))
Volunteer assistant attorneys; adds City of Richmond to those localities with authority to appoint. Amending second enactment of Chapter 913, 2000 Acts. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1067 (Chapter 719))
2007 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 09/04/07