Schools for students with disabilities; administration of prescription medications. (SB271)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription medications; schools for students with disabilities. Allows a person employed in a school for students with disabilities licensed by the Board of Education to administer prescription medication to a student if the person (i) has satisfactorily completed a training program for this purpose approved by the Board of Nursing and taught by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine, or pharmacist; (ii) has obtained written authorization from a parent or guardian; (iii) administers drugs only to the student identified on the prescription label in accordance with the prescriber's instructions pertaining to dosage, frequency, and manner of administration; and (iv) administers only those drugs that were dispensed from a pharmacy and maintained in the original, labeled container that would normally be administered by a parent or guardian to the student. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086259220
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2008Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Committee substitute printed 084083220-S1
01/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084083220-S1
01/28/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB271S1
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB271S1)
01/29/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read second time
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2008Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008House amendments rejected by Senate (3-Y 36-N)
02/26/2008House insisted on amendments
02/26/2008House requested conference committee
02/28/2008Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2008Senators: Deeds, Blevins, Northam
02/29/2008Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2008Delegates: Abbitt, Nixon, BaCote
03/05/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 1-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB271ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB271ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 694 (effective 7/1/08)