Naloxone; administration by unlicensed individual in cases of opiate overdose. (HB1672)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose. Provides that nothing shall prohibit an unlicensed individual from administering naloxone to a person who is experiencing or is about to experience a life-threatening opiate overdose, provided the unlicensed individual has completed a training program approved by the Board of Health. The bill also requires the Board of Health and the Board of Pharmacy to work together with law-enforcement agencies to develop a pilot program for the training of law-enforcement personnel and provision of nasally administered naloxone to law-enforcement personnel for the purpose of enabling law-enforcement personnel to administer naloxone to persons experiencing opiate overdose and to work together with recovery support organizations and other stakeholders to develop a pilot program for the training of members of the public and provision of nasally administered naloxone to members of the public for the purpose of enabling members of the public who have received such training to administer naloxone to persons experiencing opiate overdose. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103360D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1672)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104628D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104628D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1672H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1672H1)
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1672ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1672ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 267 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0267)


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 50 seconds.