Drug screens; random for certain prescriptions. (HB1170)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood) with support from co-patron Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Random drug screens for certain prescriptions.  Requires any physician who prescribes a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance for a duration greater than 31 days to require the recipient of such prescription to undergo mandatory random urine drug screening tests. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101223D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #4
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/16/2010Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


Jack Ford writes:

Where is the money going to come from for these? The patient will pay for these unneccessary tests and the doctor will have his or her time taken up with this intrusive and facistic invasion of privacy of individuals taking legal drugs prescribed by their doctors for legitimate conditions and diseases. People with epilepsy who take benzos will be affected and have to let total strangers know they have epilepsy? People with cancer will have to make an extra trip out of the house for nonsense like this? War on drugs by someone with no common sense apparently.