Prescription requirements; treatment of sexually transmitted disease. (HB2083)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription requirements; treatment of sexually transmitted disease.  Allows a Department of Health practitioner to prescribe antibiotic therapy to the sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without the physical examination normally required. This bill also requires the Commissioner of Health to convene a workgroup consisting of Department of Health staff and private practitioners to evaluate services provided by the Department of Health pursuant to this act, and to make appropriate recommendations for the use of expedited partner therapy in Virginia. The Commissioner shall report to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources concerning his findings and recommendations by July 1, 2012.  The bill also has a sunset date of July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103762D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2083)
02/08/2011Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions