Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosures. (HB347)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosures.  Modifies the Prescription Monitoring Program to (i) require dispensers of covered substances to report the method of payment for the prescription, (ii) require the Director of the Department of Health Professions to report information relevant to an investigation of a prescription recipient, in addition to a prescriber or dispenser, to any federal law-enforcement agency with authority to conduct drug diversion investigations, (iii) allow the Director to disclose information indicating potential misuse of a prescription by a recipient to the State Police for the purpose of investigation into possible drug diversion, and (iv) allow prescribers to delegate authority to access the Program to an unlimited number, rather than the current limit of two, of regulated health care professionals under their direct supervision. Amends § 54.1-2521, § 54.1-2523, § 54.1-2523.1, § 54.1-2523.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/10/2012 Committee
  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101019D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/16/2012 Assigned HWI sub: #2
  • 01/16/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB347)
  • 01/17/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/19/2012 Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/20/2012 Read first time
  • 01/23/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/24/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 01/24/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/25/2012 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/09/2012 Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Read third time
  • 02/13/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/15/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB347ER)
  • 02/15/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB347ER)
  • 02/15/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/16/2012 Signed by President
  • 02/28/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 21 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 02/28/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0021)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB321.