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PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Advance directives; mental health directives follows same procedures as for medical. Amending  54.1-2983 and 54.1-2984. (Patron-Bell, HB 1004 (C); Whipple, SB 47 (F))
Advance Health Care Directive Registry; created. Amending 54.1-2983 and 54.1-2985; adding  54.1-2994, 54.1-2995, and 54.1-2996. (Patron-Englin, HB 805 (Chapter 301); Barker, SB 290 (Chapter 696))
Appointment of counsel; indigent defendants. Amending  19.2-159; repealing second enactment of Chapters 680 and 708, 2006 Acts. (Patron-Griffith, HB 410 (Chapter 122); Hurt, SB 553 (Chapter 154))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; land surveyors. Adding  54.1-407.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1492 (F))
Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Board for; required certified home inspection include evaluation of home’s heating and cooling systems, etc. Amending  54.1-500. (Patron-Vogel, SB 716 (C))
Assault and battery; penalty when against attorneys for State. Amending  18.2-57. (Patron-Stuart, SB 504 (F))
Assessors and appraisers; Department of Taxation to establish certification program. Amending  58.1-3253, 58.1-3258, 58.1-3271, 58.1-3275, and 58.1-3276; adding  58.1-3258.1 and 58.1-3258.2. (Patron-Morgan, HB 314 (Chapter 540))
Auditor of Public Accounts; auditing services for city and county officials and executive branch agencies handling state funds may be performed by licensed independent certified public accountants. Amending  30-133, 30-134, and 30-137. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 555 (C))
Bad checks; attorneys for State to establish programs that allow persons to avoid prosecution. Amending  18.2-181. (Patron-Watkins, SB 364 (C))
Birth control; adds definition. Amending  54.1-2900. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1071 (F))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians. Amending  38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5016, 38.2-5020, and 38.2-5021. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1305 (Chapter 520); Edwards, SB 211 (Chapter 267))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians who participate therein. Amending  38.2-5004, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5016, 38.2-5020, and 38.2-5021. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1306 (F); Saslaw, SB 568 (I) See SB211)
Blood donations; allowance of minors age 16 or older to donate. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1260 (Chapter 330))
Breast tumor treatment; repeals requirement that patient sign consent form. Repealing  54.1-2971. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1025 (Chapter 77); Howell, SB 72 (Chapter 35))
Business Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax; proof of licensure for contractors. Amending  58.1-3715. (Patron-Oder, HB 406 (C))
Caregivers Grant Program; physician assistant or nurse practitioner to certify application. Amending  63.2-2203. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 861 (Chapter 507))
Certified home inspection; revises definition. Amending  54.1-500. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1483 (F))
Charitable medical events; lack of notice to licensing board. Amending  54.1-2901, 54.1-3001, 54.1-3202, 54.1-3301, and 54.1-3801. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1222 (Chapter 674))
Common Interest Community Board; established. Amending 54.1-2105.1, 54.1-2130, 55-79.41, 55-79.58, 55-79.58:1, 55-79.74, 55-79.79, 55-79.81, 55-79.84:1, 55-79.86, 55-79.89, 55-79.93:1, 55-79.95, 55-79.97, 55-362, 55-362.1, 55-374.1, 55-374.2, 55-375, 55-392.1, 55-484, 55-487, 55-496, 55-504.1, 55-508, 55-509, 55-509.2, 55-510, 55-513, 55-513.1, 55-514, 55-514.2, 55-516.1, 55-528, 55-529, and 55-530; adding 54.1-2345 through 54.1-2354, 55-79.97:1, 55-79.97:2, 55-79.97:3, 55-509.3 through 55-509.10, and 55-530.1; repealing  55-511 and 55-512. (Patron-Suit, HB 516 (Chapter 851); Whipple, SB 301 (Chapter 871))
Consumer Protection Act; prohibited acts by a contractor. Amending  54.1-1115 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Watts, HB 575 (Chapter 294))
Contractors; employees having direct contact with students on school property. Amending  22.1-296.1. (Patron-Newman, SB 655 (F))
Contractors; shall not knowingly employ unauthorized alien. Adding  2.2-4311.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1298 (Chapter 598); Cuccinelli, SB 517 (Chapter 702))
Contractors, Board for; applications for licensure. Amending 54.1-1100, 54.1-1106, 54.1-1108, 54.1-1108.2, and 54.1-1110; adding  54.1-1108.3. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 227 (I) See HB926)
Contractors, licensed; Commission on Immigration to study hiring of undocumented workers and impact on workforce and economy. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 164 (F))
Contractors on school property; may request a waiver from disqualification of providing services because of a felony conviction under certain conditions. Amending  22.1-296.1. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1481 (F))
Controlled substances; nonresident pharmacies reporting and approval requirements. Amending  18.2-248, 54.1-3434.1, 54.1-3434.2, and 54.1-3434.4. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1147 (Chapter 79); Puckett, SB 405 (Chapter 618))
Court-appointed attorneys; workers’ compensation coverage. Amending  65.2-101. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 664 (F))
Criminal history record information; adds definition of firearms show vendor and requires check be performed. Amending 54.1-4200; adding  18.2-308.2:4 and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Caputo, HB 745 (F))
Criminal history record information; required for transfer of firearms. Amending  54.1-4200; adding  18.2-308.2:4 and 54.1-4201.2. (Patron-Marsden, HB 592 (I) See HB745; Marsh, SB 109 (F))
Dental assistants; Board of Dentistry to regulate practice thereof. Amending  54.1-2712; adding  54.1-2729.01. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1431 (Chapter 84); Lucas, SB 151 (Chapter 264))
Dialysis patient care technician; adds administration of erythropoeitic agents to list of direct care activities. Amending  54.1-2729.2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 399 (F))
Educational facility staff; training of administration of drugs. Amending  54.1-2722, 54.1-3005, and 54.1-3408. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 561 (I) See HB1445)
Elevator mechanics; Board for Contractors to issue temporary certifications in event of shortage. Amending  54.1-1140, 54.1-1142, 54.1-1142.1, and 54.1-1143; adding  54.1-1142.2. (Patron-Suit, HB 1081 (F))
Embalmers and funeral directors; continuing education. Amending 54.1-2816.1. (Patron-Massie, HB 1521 (Chapter 396))
Emergency Medical Services, Department of; established. Amending 2.2-221, 2.2-3705.5, 8.01-225, 8.01-581.17, 15.2-1518, 18.2-51.1, 27-8.1, 32.1-48.015, 32.1-127.1:03, 40.1-8, 46.2-694, 46.2-920, 46.2-1023, 53.1-133.03, 54.1-2819, 54.1-2901, 54.1-2969, 54.1-2987.1, 57-60, and 63.2-1606; adding  9.1-1300 through 9.1-1322; repealing  32.1-111.1 through 32.1-116.3. (Patron-Northam, SB 503 (F))
Equine dental technicians; practice of equine dentistry under supervision of licensed veterinarian. Amending  54.1-3813. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 725 (Chapter 490))
Firefighters; task force to develop training standards, report. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1501 (F))
Firefighters and emergency rescue personnel; capital murder thereof, penalty. Amending  18.2-31. (Patron-Martin, SB 384 (C))
Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions. Amending  2.2-713, 32.1-288, 32.1-301, 54.1-2800, 54.1-2807, 54.1-2825, and 57-27.3; adding  54.1-2807.2 and 54.1-2807.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1484 (C))
Health care professionals, licensed; Joint Commission on Health Care to study considering competence as condition of license renewal. (Patron-Hall, HJR 174 (F); Amundson, HJR 207 (F))
Health care professionals, licensed; Joint Commission on Health Care to study considering competence of those not granted deemed status as condition of license renewal. (Patron-Houck, SJR 128 (F))
Health Professions, Department of; investigative procedures. Amending  54.1-2506. (Patron-Edwards, SB 218 (Chapter 37))
Hospitalization insurance; balance billing by nonparticipating physicians. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Cox, HB 318 (F))
Human immunodeficiency virus; informed consent for testing. Amending  32.1-37.2, 32.1-45.2, and 54.1-2403.01. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1100 (Chapter 641))
Income tax, state; TRICARE physicians tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.12. (Patron-Cole, HB 213 (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 1267 (F))
Income tax, state; volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel tax credit. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Stuart, SB 168 (F))
Interpreters; cost for those appointed for non-English-speaking defendant. Amending  19.2-164. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 624 (F))
Interpreters; use during testifying. Amending  8.01-400.1 and 19.2-267. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1370 (F))
Investment of Public Funds Act; investment of funds for volunteer fire and rescue squad pension programs. Amending  2.2-4501. (Patron-May, HB 626 (Chapter 295))
Involuntary commitment hearings; third-year law students may represent petitioner. Amending  54.1-3900. (Patron-Caputo, HB 735 (C); Cuccinelli, SB 86 (F))
Irrigation systems; state-owned buildings and private property. Adding  2.2-1161.2 and 54.1-1111.1. (Patron-Moran, HB 834 (F))
Laboratory results; exception to releasing records directly to patient. Amending  54.1-2409.4. (Patron-Athey, HB 1468 (F))
Law-enforcement employees; extends coverage under overtime compensation. Amending  9.1-700. (Patron-Deeds, SB 269 (F))
Locksmiths; regulatory scheme for licensing by Criminal Justice Services Board. Amending  9.1-138, 9.1-139, 9.1-140, and 9.1-143; adding  9.1-140.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 462 (Chapter 638))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 47 (F))
Medicine, Board of; certain information to be made available thereto. Amending  54.1-2910.1. (Patron-Northam, SB 495 (Chapter 479))
Mental health treatment for minors; parental notification required. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 121 (F))
Midwifery, Advisory Board on; removes sunset provision. Amending 54.1-2957.10. (Patron-Quayle, SB 201 (Chapter 36))
Minor’s drug test; disclosure of results. Amending  54.1-2969. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1400 (F))
Naturopathic doctors; licensure requirements for practice. 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-Kilgore, HB 784 (C))
Nonprofessional entities; practice of medicine. Amending 54.1-111. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 605 (Chapter 358))
Nurses, licensed; local school boards to employ. Amending 22.1-274. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 570 (F))
Nurses, licensed; presumption of knowledge of statewide standard of care. Amending  8.01-581.20. (Patron-Marsden, HB 584 (Chapter 125))
Nursing, Board of; membership. Amending  54.1-3002. (Patron-Howell, SB 63 (Chapter 34))
Nursing workforce information; publication on website. Amending 54.1-3012.1. (Patron-Bell, HB 1003 (Chapter 373))
Occupational therapy assistants; licensing and regulation. Amending  54.1-2900, 54.1-2956.1, 54.1-2956.4, and 54.1-2956.5. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 383 (Chapter 64); Houck, SB 134 (Chapter 89))
Onsite soil evaluators; classes. Amending  54.1-2301. (Patron-Suit, HB 517 (Chapter 67))
Onsite soil evaluators; exemptions from license requirements. Amending  54.1-400 and 54.1-402. (Patron-Suit, HB 518 (Chapter 68))
Onsite treatment works; Board of Health et al., to accept designs from professional engineers. Adding  32.1-163.6. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1166 (Chapter 515))
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons; certain data required. Amending 54.1-2709.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1509 (C))
Oripavine and lisdexamfetamine; adds to list of Schedule II drugs. Amending  54.1-3448. (Patron-Morgan, HB 823 (Chapter 74))
Pharmacists; continuing education requirements. Amending 2.2-4002 and 54.1-3314.1. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1128 (Chapter 672))
Pharmacy, Board of; expiration of licenses. Amending  54.1-3434, 54.1-3434.2, 54.1-3435, 54.1-3435.01, 54.1-3435.2, 54.1-3435.4, and 54.1-3439. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1129 (Chapter 320))
Physician assistants; agreement between supervising physician and assistant, detailing activities delegated thereto. Amending 54.1-2952. (Patron-Edwards, SB 693 (Chapter 281))
Physicians; what constitutes medical practice. Amending 54.1-2903. (Patron-Purkey, HB 129 (F))
Physicians or other health care practitioners; barring from prescribing an alternative brand of medication because of financial incentives, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 79 (P))
Prescription Medication Donation Program; established. Amending 54.1-3411.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 85 (Chapter 429))
Property Owners’ Association Act; adds new definitions and sets limits for fees for disclosure packets. Amending  54.1-2105.1, 54.1-2130, 55-508, 55-509, 55-509.2, 55-510, 55-513, 55-513.1, 55-514, and 55-514.2; adding  55-509.3 through 55-509.10, 55-514.1:1, and 55-514.3; repealing  55-511 and 55-512. (Patron-Suit, HB 1076 (I) See HB516)
Property owners’ associations; Real Estate Board to develop classification. Amending  54.1-2105.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 346 (F))
Public Procurement Act; verification of legal presence of contractors for employment. Amending  2.2-4317; adding 2.2-4308.2. (Patron-Nichols, HB 90 (F); Cline, HB 1558 (C); Barker, SB 426 (F))
Rabies vaccination certificates; exempts certain records sent by veterinarians to local treasurers from public access. Amending  2.2-3705.7 and 3.1-796.87:1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 537 (Chapter 16))
Real Estate Board; real estate firm licenses. Amending 54.1-2106.1. (Patron-Hull, HB 1114 (Chapter 319))
Real Estate Board; waiver of broker education requirements. Amending  54.1-2105. (Patron-Puckett, SB 418 (F))
Real estate brokers and salespersons; required disclosures. Amending  54.1-2131 and 54.1-2133. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 1397 (Chapter 741))
Registered nurse, professional; local school boards to employ. Amending  22.1-274. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 569 (F))
Registration fees; increase for firefighting and emergency medical services vehicles. Amending  46.2-694. (Patron-Rust, HB 922 (Chapter 182))
Rescue squads, police departments, fire departments, sheriff’s offices, and state and federal agencies; commending those that responded to the tragedy of April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 466 (P))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts contractor when property will be used in construction or repair of public schools. Amending 58.1-610. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 230 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; modification of taxability of certain transactions by government contractors. Amending  58.1-610. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1246 (F))
Schedule I hallucinogenic drugs; includes salvia divinorum and salvinorin A thereas. Amending  54.1-3446. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 21 (Chapter 59))
Schools for students with disabilities; administering of prescription medications. Amending  54.1-3408. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 1445 (Chapter 85); Deeds, SB 271 (Chapter 694))
Secondhand dealers; adds regulation thereof to current statutes regulating pawnbrokers. Amending  54.1-4000, 54.1-4001, and 54.1-4009 through 54.1-4014. (Patron-Stolle, SB 604 (F))
Small business health insurance pools; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to create position of Small Business Health Insurance Advisor. Adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1497 (F))
Surgical complications; requires physicians to report. Adding 32.1-162.23, 32.1-162.24, and 32.1-162.25. (Patron-Janis, HB 1543 (F))
Tax information; local commissioners of revenue and treasurers to provide access to their local police and fire departments. Amending  58.1-3. (Patron-BaCote, HB 702 (F))
Taxpayer information; local officials to provide direct access for use by fire, rescue, etc. Amending  58.1-3. (Patron-Locke, SB 239 (F))
Temporary detention order; magistrates to issue based on recommendations of treating physicians. Amending  37.2-809. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1323 (Chapter 331))
Tuition Assistance Grants; eligibility for students attending Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Patron-Nutter, HB 979 (Chapter 670))
Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize a fetus prior to abortion and to include informational materials thereon. Amending  18.2-76. (Patron-Cline, HB 1556 (F))
Unemployment compensation; leaving employment to follow spouse of clergy. Amending  60.2-528 and 60.2-618. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1349 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; notice to owner prior to issuance of building permits. Amending  54.1-1111; adding  36-98.02. (Patron-McClellan, HB 598 (F))
Unused Pharmaceuticals Disposal Program; created. Adding 54.1-3472.1 and 54.1-3472.2. (Patron-Landes, HB 86 (C))
Veterinarians and animal licensure; repeals requirement to provide local treasurer with rabies certificate information. Repealing 3.1-796.87:1. (Patron-Merricks, HB 457 (I) See HB537)
Water well systems providers; required to be onsite at all times for drilling, etc. Amending  54.1-1129. (Patron-Stuart, SB 681 (Chapter 631))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - 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 12/19/08