Schedule VI prescriptions; allows practitioner to prescribe if there is an urgency for treatment. (HB286)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Schedule VI prescriptions; certain infectious diseases.  Allows a practitioner to prescribe Schedule VI controlled substances, consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health, without having performed the required patient examination, when, in his professional judgment, he deems there is urgency to begin treatment or to prevent the transmission of a communicable disease to close contacts of a diagnosed patient with whom the practitioner meets all other requirements of a bona fide practitioner-patient. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101277D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104539D-H1
01/27/2010Read first time
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104539D-H1
01/28/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB286H1
01/29/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2010Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/18/2010Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB286ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB286ER)
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 74 (effective 7/1/10)
03/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0074)


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 1 minute.