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2022 New Legislation
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2022 New Legislation

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The Division of Professions and Occupations regulates more than 450,000 licensees, certificate holders and registrants. Each year, the General Assembly passes legislation directly impacting those populations. Many bills then require rulemaking or other policy updates by the Division or Boards in order to implement these changes. All relevant bills from the most recent legislative session have been combined onto a single webpage for easy access here. We encourage all licensees to read all bills directly impacting their profession(s).

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2022 New Legislation

 

HB22-1041: Privacy Protections For Protected Persons

HB22-1041: Privacy Protections For Protected Persons

This bill affects:

  • All Healthcare Boards

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1050: International Medical Graduate Integrate Health-care Workforce

HB22-1050: International Medical Graduate Integrate Health-care Workforce

This bill affects:

  • Medical

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1073: Funeral Establishment And Crematory Inspection

HB22-1073: Funeral Establishment And Crematory Inspection

This bill affects:

  • Funeral Homes & Crematories


Bill Summary

HB22-1076: Telehealth For Hearing Aid Providers

HB22-1076: Telehealth For Hearing Aid Providers

This bill affects:

  • Hearing Aid Providers

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions

HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards / Programs

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1115: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

HB22-1115: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Medical 


Bill Summary

HB22-1165: Rule Review Bill

HB22-1165: Rule Review Bill

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards / Programs

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1213: Sunset Continue Regulation Speech-language Pathologist

HB22-1213: Sunset Continue Regulation Speech-language Pathologist

This Bill Affects:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists


Bill Summary

HB22-1226: Sunset Massage Therapists

HB22-1226: Sunset Massage Therapists

This Bill Affects:

  • Massage Therapy

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1227: Sunset Health-care Work Force Data Advisory Group

HB22-1227: Sunset Health-care Work Force Data Advisory Group

Bill Summary

 

HB22-1228: Sunset Continue Regulate Preneed Funeral Contracts

HB22-1228: Sunset Continue Regulate Preneed Funeral Contracts

This bill affects:

  • Funeral Home and Crematories
     


Bill Summary

HB22-1233: Sunset Continue Regulation Of Optometry

HB22-1233: Sunset Continue Regulation Of Optometry

This bill affects:

  • Optometry

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1235: Sunset Continue Regulation Of Veterinary Practice

HB22-1235: Sunset Continue Regulation Of Veterinary Practice

This bill affects:

  • Veterinary

 

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HB22-1240: Mandatory Reporters

HB22-1240: Mandatory Reporters

This bill affects:

  • Healthcare Boards


Bill Summary

HB22-1242: Regulate Tiny Homes Manufacture Sale And Install

HB22-1242: Regulate Tiny Homes Manufacture Sale And Install

This bill affects:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1246: Hospice Inpatient Unit Specialized Prescription Drug Outlet

HB22-1246: Hospice Inpatient Unit Specialized Prescription Drug Outlet

This bill affects:

  • Pharmacy

 


Bill Summary

HB22-1256: Modifications To Civil Involuntary Commitment

HB22-1256: Modifications To Civil Involuntary Commitment

This bill affects:

  • Mental Health, Medical

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1257: 2022 Criminal And Juvenile Justice Commission Recommendations

HB22-1257: 2022 Criminal And Juvenile Justice Commission Recommendations

This bill affects:

  • AES
  • Hearing Aid Providers / Audiology
  • Dental
  • Direct Entry Midwives
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • NHA
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1263: Sunset Continue Licensure Of Acupuncturists

HB22-1263: Sunset Continue Licensure Of Acupuncturists

This Bill Affects:

  • Acupuncture

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1267: Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals

HB22-1267: Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals

This Bill Affects:

  • Healthcare Boards


Bill Summary

HB22-1270: Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check

HB22-1270: Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards


Bill Summary

HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration

HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 


Bill Summary

HB22-1284: Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections

HB22-1284: Health Insurance Surprise Billing Protections

This Bill Affects:

  • Medical

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations

HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 


Bill Summary

HB22-1298: Fee Relief Nurses Nurse Aides And Technicians

HB22-1298: Fee Relief Nurses Nurse Aides And Technicians

This Bill Affects:

  • Nursing


Bill Summary

HB22-1299: License Registration Fee Relief For Mental Health Professionals

HB22-1299: License Registration Fee Relief For Mental Health Professionals

This Bill Affects:

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors


Bill Summary

HB22-1300: Local Enforcement To Prevent Human Trafficking

HB22-1300: Local Enforcement To Prevent Human Trafficking

This Bill Affects:

  • Massage Therapy
     

Bill Summary

HB22-1307: Mental Health Professionals Technical Changes

HB22-1307: Mental Health Professionals Technical Changes

This Bill Affects:

  • Mental Health Boards

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1309: Hospital Dispense Drugs To Sexual Assault Victims

This Bill Affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychology
  • Social Work 
  • Unlicensed Psychotherapists
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Bill Summary

HB22-1309: Hospital Dispense Drugs To Sexual Assault Victims

HB22-1309: Hospital Dispense Drugs To Sexual Assault Victims

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Medical
  • Nursing

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1326: Fentanyl Accountability And Prevention

HB22-1326: Fentanyl Accountability And Prevention

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Mental Health Boards
  • Medical

 

Bill Summary

HB22-1346: Electrician Plumber Licensing Apprentice Ratio

HB22-1346: Electrician Plumber Licensing Apprentice Ratio

This Bill Affects:

  • Electrical, Plumbing


Bill Summary

SB22-003: Community College Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility

SB22-003: Community College Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility

This Bill Affects:

  • Nursing

 

Bill Summary

SB22-013: Boards and Commissions

SB22-013: Boards and Commissions

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 

Bill Summary

SB22-027: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

SB22-027: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary
  • Podiatry
  • Optometry
  • Dental


Bill Summary

SB22-058: Dental Hygienists Peer Health Assistance Program

SB22-058: Dental Hygienists Peer Health Assistance Program

This Bill Affects:

  • Dental


Bill Summary

SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts

SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 

Bill Summary

SB22-077: Interstate Licensed Professional Counselor Compact

SB22-077: Interstate Licensed Professional Counselor Compact

This Bill Affects:

  • Licensed Professional Counselors


Bill Summary

SB22-098: Program Allowing Redispensing Of Unused Drugs

SB22-098: Program Allowing Redispensing Of Unused Drugs

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy

 

Bill Summary

SB22-116: Increase Occupational Credential Portability

SB22-116: Increase Occupational Credential Portability

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 

Bill Summary

SB22-140: Expansion Of Experiential Learning Opportunities

SB22-140: Expansion Of Experiential Learning Opportunities

This Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy
  • Mental Health
  • Medical


Bill Summary

SB22-143: Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12

SB22-143: Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12

This Bill Affects:

  • All Boards

 

Bill Summary

SB22-157: Information Sharing For Consumer Protection Investigation

SB22-157: Information Sharing For Consumer Protection Investigation

This Bill Affects:

  • Surgical Assistants, Surgical Technologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Direct-Entry Midwives
  • Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Nontransplant Tissue Bank
  • Audiology
  • Hearing Aid Providers
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Acupuncture

 

Bill Summary

SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization

SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization

Bill Affects:

  • All Boards/Programs

 

 

Bill Summary

 

SB22-173: Telepharmacy Criteria Remove Location Restriction

SB22-173: Telepharmacy Criteria Remove Location Restriction

Bill Affects:

  • Pharmacy

 

 

Bill Summary

 

SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria

SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria

Bill Affects:

  • All Boards/Programs

 

Bill Summary

SB22-181: Behavioral Health-care Workforce

SB22-181: Behavioral Health-care Workforce

Bill Affects:

  • Mental Health

 

Bill Summary

SB22-219: Regulate Dental Therapists

SB22-219: Regulate Dental Therapists

Bill Affects:

  • Dental


Bill Summary

SB22-226: Programs To Support Health-care Workforce

SB22-226: Programs To Support Health-care Workforce accordion content

Bill Affects:

  • All Healthcare Boards
  • NPATCH

 

Bill Summary