Nursing homes; DHP to study advisability of permitting use of medication aides. (SJ80)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Health Professions; medication aides in nursing homes; report.  Requests the Department of Health Professions to study the advisability of permitting the use of medication aides in nursing homes. In conducting its study, the Department shall (i) research the prevalence of medication aides in nursing homes in other states, (ii) examine the potential for such additional level of staff in nursing homes to enhance team care and extend licensed nursing care for residents, (iii) consider the regulatory protections and safeguards needed if medication aides were permitted to administer certain medications in nursing homes in the Commonwealth, and (iv) consult with nursing home, pharmacy, and nursing professionals in each aspect of the study. Read the Bill »


03/04/2010: passed committee


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102436D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/12/2010Reported from Rules
02/15/2010Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/2010Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
03/04/2010Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Committee substitute printed 10105808D-H1
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Passed by for the day
03/12/2010Passed by for the day
03/13/2010Taken up
03/13/2010Passed by temporarily
03/13/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105808D-H1
03/13/2010Rejected by House (46-Y 45-N)
03/13/2010requires 2/3 votes for passage
03/13/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (46-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)