2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 781)

Department of Health Professions

Item 303

Item 303

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Regulation of Professions and Occupations (56000)$27,200,701$27,315,877
Technical Assistance to Regulatory Boards (56044)FY2009 $27,200,701FY2010 $27,315,877
Fund Sources:  
Trust and AgencyFY2009 $788,798FY2010 $788,798
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2009 $26,107,673FY2010 $26,222,849
Federal TrustFY2009 $304,230FY2010 $304,230

Authority: Title 54.1, Chapter 25, Code of Virginia.

A. That, notwithstanding the provisions of the fourth enactment clause of Chapters 924 and 610 of the 2005 Acts of Assembly, the provisions of § 54.1-3041, Code of Virginia, that require medication aides to be registered by the Board of Nursing shall not be enforced until December 31, 2008.

B. The Board of Pharmacy shall work with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Department of State Police to continue planning for the development of an unused pharmaceuticals disposal program to ensure the safe, effective, and proper disposal of unused pharmaceuticals.  As part of its work, the Board shall work to identify any sources of state, federal, local or private funding which can be used to implement the program.  The Board shall report on its progress on planning for the program and identify potential funding sources to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2009.

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Dentistry shall revise its regulations pertaining to the licensure of dentists and dental hygienists to require that mobile dental clinics and other portable dental operations meet certain requirements to ensure that patient safety is protected, appropriate dental services are rendered, and needed follow-up care is provided.  The revised regulations shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for registration by the mobile clinics, locations where services are provided, reporting requirements by providers and other regulations to insure accountability of care rendered.  These regulations shall apply to all mobile dental facilities or portable dental programs with the exception of those operated by federal, state or local governmental agencies, or by other entities deemed appropriate for exemption by the Board of Dentistry.  The Board shall promulgate regulations to become effective within 280 days or less from the enactment of this act to implement these changes.