Electronic prescribing; Secretary of Health and Human Services, etc. to establish a website. (HB2453)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic prescribing. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Technology, to establish a website to disseminate information about electronic prescribing to health practitioners, including information about low-cost and no-cost electronic prescribing products, and information about federal, state, and private sector electronic prescribing initiatives. The bill also would require the Department of Health Professions to collect information regarding electronic prescribing from practitioners. Beginning in 2010, any health practitioner who contracts with the Commonwealth for the provision of health services would be required to utilize electronic prescribing, and the Department of Medical Assistance Services is directed to develop programs and incentives to encourage the adoption of electronic prescribing by Medicaid providers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093207736
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2453)
01/29/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Committee substitute printed 096005736-H1
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2009Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2453H1)
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Appropriations with amendment (23-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute from HWI agreed to 096005736-H1
02/09/2009Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2453EH1
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 096005736-EH1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2453EH1)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2453ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2453ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 479 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0479)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.