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2019 Legislation

Virginia HB 1640 and SB 1178 would ensure that NPs are able to bill insurance directly through their National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers. Without this simple code change, patients could lose their access to needed care due to an inability to utilize their insurance.

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2019 Virginia General Assembly – Bill Tracking

We are closely following over 40 other bills that could impact various components of NP practice. Please find the list below; click on any of the bill numbers to access additional details available through the Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS).

Updated February 26, 2019

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BillsCommitteeLast actionDate
HB 1640 – Ransone – Health carriers; services provided by nurse practitioners.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/21/19
HB 1848 – Adams, D.M. – Health Professions, Department of; disclosure of investigative information.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Enrolled02/21/19
HB 1914 – Herring – Public health practitioners; requirements for issuing prescriptions, exceptions.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Enrolled02/21/19
HB 1916 – Yancey – Employees; break time and location to express breast milk.(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)02/21/19
HB 1952 – Campbell, J.L. – Patient care team; podiatrists and physician assistants.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 201902/15/19
HB 1970 – Kilgore – Telemedicine services; payment and coverage of services.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/19/19
HB 1971 – Stolle – Health professions and facilities; adverse action in another jurisdiction.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 201902/15/19
HB 1998 – Price – HIV or hepatitis B or C viruses; exposure to bodily fluids, infection, expedited testing.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 27 (effective 7/1/19)02/15/19
HB 2015 – Peace – Fraud prevention; DMAS to expand its existing program.(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Enrolled02/21/19
HB 2044 – McGuire – Medical records; service of subpoena, return date.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Senators: Obenshain, Petersen, Peake02/21/19
HB 2129 – Guzman – Nursing, Board of; application for license or certification by military spouse, expedited review.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Enrolled02/21/19
HB 2184 – Kilgore – Volunteer license, special; issuance for limited practice.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2184ER)02/22/19
HB 2215 – Bourne – Required immunizations; acellular pertussis booster.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/18/19
HB 2228 – Bagby – Nursing and Psychology, Boards of; health regulatory boards, staggered terms.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/18/19
HB 2260 – Robinson – Health insurance; catastrophic health plans.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Signed by President02/20/19
HB 2318 – McGuire – Naloxone; possession and administration by school nurses and local health department employees.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/18/19
HB 2425 – Levine – Health, Virginia Department of; monitoring of health care-associated infections.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2425ER)02/21/19
HB 2443 – Wilt – Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations, etc.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2443ER)02/21/19
HB 2445 – Wilt – Death certificates; medical certification, electronic filing.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/18/19
HB 2457 – Landes – Medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic, practitioners of; inactive license, charity care.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2457ER)02/22/19
HB 2493 – Tran – Topical drugs; administration by dental hygienists, physician assistants, and nurses.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2493ER)02/21/19
HB 2499 – Watts – Corrections, Department of; policies to improve exchange of offender medical information.(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety


(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/18/19
HB 2538 – Ware – balance billing; emergency and elective services.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2538ER)02/21/19
HB 2556 – Plum – Health Professions, Dept of, and health regulatory boards; information obtained in an investigation.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2556ER)02/21/19
HB 2557 – Pillion – Drug Control Act; classifies gabapentin as a Schedule V controlled substance.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/19/19
HB 2558 – Pillion – Medicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements, payment.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/19/19
HB 2559 – Pillion – Electronic transmission of certain prescriptions; exceptions.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2559ER)02/21/19
HB 2561 – Pillion – Pharmacy audits; pharmacy benefits manager.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2561ER)02/22/19
HB 2613 – Delaney – Maternity care patients; adds information about perinatal anxiety.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2613ER)02/21/19
HB 2639 – Byron – Health care shared savings; incentive programs.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2639ER)02/21/19
HB 2731 – Edmunds – Lyme disease; disclosure of information to patients.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2731ER)02/21/19
HB 2798 – Garrett – All-Payer Claims Database; penalty.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Senators: Newman, Dunnavant, Barker02/13/19
HJ 612 – Kory – Commending the Mission of Mercy project.(S) Agreed to by Senate by voice vote01/31/19
HJ 705 – Rush – Cameron Crowder Pediatric Care Awareness Day.(H) Committee on Rules


(S) Committee on Rules

(S) Agreed to by Senate by voice vote02/20/19
SB 1004 – Chase – Health care services; payment estimates.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Delegates: Aird, Stolle, Garrett02/21/19
SB 1027 – Sturtevant – Health insurance; catastrophic health plans.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1124 – Favola – Telemedicine; physicians licensed in contiguous jurisdictions.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1221-Chafin) (15-Y 0-N)01/24/19
SB 1167 – Chafin – Medicaid recipients; treatment involving opioids or opioid replacements, payment.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1178 – Sturtevant – Health carriers; services provided by nurse practitioners.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1195 – Dance – School-based health centers; Va’s Children’s Cabinet to establish joint task force.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1209 – Peake – Patient care team; podiatrists and physician assistants.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 92 (effective 7/1/19)02/21/19
SB 1216 – Newman – All-Payer Claims Database; participation by certain insurance.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Delegates: Garrett, Orrock, James02/13/19
SB 1221 – Chafin – Telemedicine services; payment and coverage of services.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1240 – Reeves – Health insurance; short-term, limited-duration plans.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1475 – Deeds – Health insurance; small employers.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(G) Governor’s Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 201902/20/19
SB 1493 – Cosgrove – Death certificates; medical certification, electronic filing.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1439-McClellan) (15-Y 0-N)01/17/19
SB 1506 – Carrico – Radford University; authority to establish Radford University-Roanoke Division.(H) Committee on Education


(S) Committee on Finance

(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 64 (effective 7/1/19)02/19/19
SB 1547 – Vogel – Music therapists; use of title, registration.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Delegates: Bell, Robert B., Bell, Richard P., Bell, John J.02/21/19
SB 1557 – Dunnavant – Pharmacy, Board of; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil, regulation of pharmaceutical.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Signed by Speaker02/20/19
SB 1607 – Dunnavant – Health insurance; carrier business practices, authorization of health care services.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1607ER)02/22/19
SB 1611 – Dunnavant – Health care shared savings; incentive programs.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Signed by Speaker02/20/19
SB 1674 – Reeves – Health insurance; short-term, limited-duration health plans, renewal guarantees.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1674ER)02/22/19
SB 1685 – Dunnavant – Health insurance; credentialing, mental health professionals.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1685ER)02/22/19
SB 1693 – Vogel – Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder.(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)02/20/19
SB 1712 – Vogel – Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1689-Dunnavant) (13-Y 0-N)01/31/19
SB 1734 – Deeds – Accident and sickness insurance; restrictions relating to premium rates.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Signed by Speaker02/20/19
SB 1735 – Deeds – All-Payer Claims Database; participation by certain insurance.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1216-Newman) (15-Y 0-N)01/24/19

FAILED during the 2019 session

BillsCommitteeLast actionDate
HB 1847 – Adams, D.M. – Wellness and Opportunity, Commission on; established, report.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HB 1862 – McQuinn – Employees; break time and location to express breast milk.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Left in Commerce and Labor02/05/19
HB 1900 – Davis – Health Care Provider Credentials Data Solution Fund; created, blockchain technology.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/05/19
HB 1967 – Rasoul – Physicians; allowing for competition and additional entities.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Left in Commerce and Labor02/05/19
HB 2006 – Aird – Center; Sec. of Health & Human Resources, et al., to establish joint task force(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HB 2049 – Carroll Foy – Health insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Left in Commerce and Labor02/05/19
HB 2128 – Guzman – Telemedicine; physicians licensed in contiguous jurisdictions.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/05/19
HB 2426 – Levine – Dispensing of controlled substances; advance disclosure of charge.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/05/19
HB 2427 – Levine – Health care services; payment estimates.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/05/19
HB 2456 – Landes – DMAS; waiver to implement a direct primary care program, report.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/05/19
HB 2530 – Head – Medicaid; cost-sharing.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/05/19
HB 2531 – Head – Health Insurance Premium Payment program; enrollment of eligible individuals.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/05/19
HB 2532 – Head – DMAS; state plan amendment, value-based purchasing agreements for covered drugs.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/05/19
HB 2543 – Byron – Health benefit plans; balance billing for ancillary services.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Left in Commerce and Labor02/05/19
HB 2544 – Byron – Health benefit plans; balance billing for emergency services.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 15-N)01/31/19
HB 2598 – Hayes – Health carriers; registered surgical assistants.(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor(H) Tabled in Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N)01/17/19
HB 2602 – Jones, S.C. – Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board; established, report.(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Rules

(S) Left in Rules02/19/19
HB 2606 – Ward – HIV or hepatitis B or C viruses; exposure to bodily fluids, infection, expedited testing.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/05/19
HB 2636 – Simon – Dispensing of certain controlled substances and devices; limited license.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/05/19
HB 2713 – Kory – Death with Dignity Act; penalties.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/05/19
HB 2782 – Campbell, R.R. – Sheriff’s deputies and police officers, local; billing of certain medical expenses.(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns(H) Left in Counties, Cities and Towns02/05/19
HJ 609 – Carter – Health care spending in the Commonwealth; JLARC to study.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HJ 614 – Delaney – Forensic nursing in the Commonwealth; Virginia State Crime Commission to study.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HJ 645 – Freitas – JLARC; impact of Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth, report.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HJ 680 – Head – DMAS; provider service network capitation model for Medicaid, report.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HJ 681 – Byron – JLARC; impact of changes in health care financing and delivery on charity care.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
HJ 682 – Tran – Health Professions, Department of; utilization of foreign-trained physicians, report.(H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/05/19
SB 1132 – Locke – Reproductive health services; health benefit plans to cover costs of specified health care services.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 10-N)01/31/19
SB 1142 – Favola – State School Health Advisory Committee; established, report.(H) Committee on Rules


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Left in Rules02/19/19
SB 1226 – Chase – Community paramedics; State Board of Health to adopt regulations governing practice.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)01/24/19
SB 1228 – Chase – Health insurance; payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1763-Sturtevant) (13-Y 1-N)01/31/19
SB 1518 – Carrico – Non-opioid pharmacological therapy and non-pharmacological therapy; health insurance coverage.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)01/17/19
SB 1624 – Barker – Health carriers; registered surgical assistants.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (15-Y 0-N)01/31/19
SB 1717 – Dunnavant – Commonwealth Care Health Benefits Program; association health plans for individual market.(H) Committee on Rules


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Left in Rules02/19/19
SB 1760 – DeSteph – Diagnostic X-ray machines; operation of machine.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N)01/31/19
SB 1763 – Sturtevant – Health insurance; payment to out-of-network providers.(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Left in Appropriations02/19/19

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