2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Item 369

Item 369

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Regulation of Professions and Occupations (56000)$26,020,013$26,020,013
Licensure, Certification, and Registration of Professions and Occupations (56046)FY2023 $8,161,380FY2024 $8,161,380
Enforcement of Licensing, Regulating and Certifying Professions and Occupations (56047)FY2023 $8,809,243FY2024 $8,809,243
Administrative Services (56048)FY2023 $9,049,390FY2024 $9,049,390
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2023 $1,328,410FY2024 $1,328,410
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2023 $24,141,603FY2024 $24,141,603
Federal TrustFY2023 $550,000FY2024 $550,000

Authority: Title 54.1, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.1, 9, 11, 15, 18, 20.1, 20.2, 21, 22, 22.1, 23, 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, and 23.4; Title 55, Chapters 4.1, 4.2, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, and 29; and Title 36, Chapter 5.1, Code of Virginia.

A. Costs for professional and occupational regulation may be met by fees paid by the respective professions and occupations.

B. Any fund balances currently held in the Dedicated Special Revenue Fund (0900), the Common Interest Community Management Information Fund (0259) and the Special Revenue Fund (0200) shall be held in reserve and may not be disbursed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, but shall be applied to offset the anticipated, future costs of restructuring its organization, including additional staffing needs and the replacement or upgrade of the Department's information technology systems requirements that may be implemented pursuant to recommendations identified in assessments required in Item 119, paragraphs B. and C., Chapter 854, 2019 Acts of Assembly. Such reserve funds shall be disbursed only to cover expenses of the Department or its regulatory boards as provided in § 54.1-308.

C. The Department is authorized to provide electronic credentials to persons regulated by the Department or its regulatory boards. An "electronic credential" means an electronic method by which a person may display or transmit to another person information that verifies information about a person such as their certification, licensure, registration, or permit. Any statutory or regulatory requirement to display, post, or produce a credential issued by a Department regulatory board or the Department may be satisfied by the proffer of an electronic credential. The Department may use a third-party electronic credential system that is not maintained by the agency. Such electronic credential system shall include a verification system that is operated by the agency or its agent on its behalf for the purpose of verifying the authenticity and validity of electronic credentials issued by the Department. No funds are appropriated for this purpose.