Workers' Compensation; pharmacist filling a prescription to dispense therapeutically equivalent. (HB1674)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' Compensation; use of therapeutically equivalent drug products. Requires a pharmacist filling a prescription for medication for a workers' compensation claim to dispense a therapeutically equivalent drug product for a prescribed name-brand drug product. However, the pharmacist shall fill the prescription with the name-brand drug product prescribed if (i) a therapeutically equivalent drug product does not exist or costs more than the prescribed name-brand drug product or (ii) the prescriber specifies on the prescription "brand medically necessary" based on a medical reason why the claimant should not have the prescription filled with a therapeutically equivalent drug product. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096583692
12/22/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1674)
01/29/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1674E
02/03/2009Printed as engrossed 096583692-E
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1674E)
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1674ER)
02/24/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1674ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 333 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0333)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1158.