Prescription Medication Donation Program; established. (HB85)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Donation of prescription medications. Eliminates existing section governing return of prescription medications. Establishes a program for the donation and redistribution of prescription medications. Authorizes pharmacies to accept prescription medications, other than controlled substances, that meet certain requirements and allows pharmacies to dispense medications to clinics providing health care to the indigent or free of charge. Amends § 54.1-3411.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/13/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084425592
12/13/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2008Committee substitute printed 088552592-H1
01/16/2008Read first time
01/17/2008Read second time
01/17/2008Committee substitute agreed to 088552592-H1
01/17/2008Amendment by Delegate Landes agreed to
01/17/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB85EH1
01/17/2008Printed as engrossed 088552592-EH1
01/18/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/18/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Communicated to Senate
01/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/21/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/27/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 4-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 4-N)
02/29/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB85ER)
02/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB85ER)
02/29/2008Signed by Speaker
03/03/2008Signed by President
03/07/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 429 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)


frances roehm writes:

This would be a common sense way to aid free clinics to help the indigent recieve medication they cannot afford