Vaccines; authorizes hospitals to provide for administration of influenza and pneumococcal. (HB851)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hospital standing orders or protocols for certain vaccinations. Authorizes hospitals to provide or arrange for the administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to their patients when standing orders or protocols for the immunizations have been approved by a member or committee of the hospital's medical staff. The standing order or protocol will waive the requirement for specific written physician orders for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations; however, the standing order or protocol will not supersede a physician's authority to issue specific written orders relating to immunizations. The standing order or protocol for administration of the vaccines must be in accordance with the most recent recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; medical contraindications must be ascertained; the patient's wishes and any religious objections must be determined; and informed consent must be obtained from the patient or his legal representative. The vaccinations must be documented in the patient's health record. Approval of a standing order or protocol for the administration of the vaccines will be deemed to satisfy the requirement for a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship. Read the Bill »

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03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062028440
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Read first time
01/26/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2006Read third time and passed House (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/27/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/27/2006Communicated to Senate
01/30/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2006Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB851ER)
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB851ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)