Administration of prescription drugs; expands authority of persons allowed to administer. (HB1601)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administration of prescription drugs. Expands authority of persons who have completed a training course approved by the Board of Nursing, and who do so in compliance with the prescriber's instructions and in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy, to allow administration of prescription drugs where the drugs would normally be self-administer by an individual receiving services in a program licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services. Such authority was previously limited to administration of drugs that would normally be self-administered by a resident of a facility licensed or certified by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/22/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 089785528
10/22/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
10/23/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 089785528
01/15/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1601)
01/16/2009Read first time
01/19/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (89-Y 0-N)
01/20/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (89-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1601ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1601ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 48 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)