2020 Session (this section will be updated regularly)
This session, Delegate Sam Rasoul has patroned HB 1449. Delegate Carrie Coyner is a co-patron. Physicians; medical specialty board certification options. Prohibits requiring maintenance of certification from physicians licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, as a prerequisite to hospital medical staff membership, employment, malpractice liability insurance coverage, network status, or reimbursement for services provided to a person covered by a health insurance policy.
1/09/20 The bill has not been assigned to a committee. Send emails to the Speaker of the House, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn to make sure this bill goes to the Health Committee so that all sides will be better able to present and discuss the merits of the proposal in that venue.
1/15/20 Senator Ghazala Hashmi has introduced SB 982 Physicians; medical specialty board certification options. Prohibits requiring maintenance of certification from physicians licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, as a prerequisite to hospital medical staff membership, employment, malpractice liability insurance coverage, network status, or reimbursement for services provided to a person covered by a health insurance policy.
1/16/20 HB 1449 has gone to the Labor and Commerce Subcommittee.
Subcommittee meetings have not been scheduled. Meeting information will be updated here and emails will be sent. Make sure you have superscribed to our email list here.
1/20/20 SB 982 SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING FRIDAY 1/24/20 at 8:30 AM. Pocahontas Building 900 E. Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 Subcommittee Room #2, 5th Floor
2/2/20 SB 982 was removed from a committee's docket, at the request of the patron. Our efforts must be on HB 1449. HB 1449 was put on the Labor and Commerce subcommittee #2 agenda passed by for the week. This means that the bill may be on the agenda for either Tuesday afternoon or Thursday afternoon (3PM) If you can make it, email us and let us know.
If you can come to testify in support of the bill, please attend. Guaranteed, paid lobbyists for hospitals, ABMS, insurance companies and others will be there in opposition. YOUR VOICE MATTERS.
The Virginia Coalition on MOC Reform understands just how busy practicing physicians are. The gatekeepers want to make sure you voice is shut out of the process, so it is incredibly important to add your voice. Legislators want to hear from practicing physicians. This cannot be left to the hospitals, insurance companies and others. See the call to action tabs and voice your support for these bills. It will take less than five minutes.
During the 2019 General Assembly Session, Delegate Sam Rasoul once again put forth a bill similar to 2018 – HB 1967: Physicians; Allowing for competition and additional entities.
The bill was laid on the table in Commerce & Labor subcommittee.
During the 2018 General Assembly Session, Delegate Sam Rasoul patroned HB 157 Right to Treat Act; Requirement of Maintenance of Certification Prohibited, Etc. which prohibited hospitals and other entities that have organized medical staff or a process for credentialing physicians as members of staff or employ or enter into contracts for employment with physicians and are required to be licensed from requiring any Maintenance of Certification or Osteopathic Continuous Certification, as defined in the bill, as a condition of granting or continuing staff membership or professional privileges to a licensed physician.
This bill died in Commerce & Labor subcommittee on a party line vote.