Assisted living facilities; self-administration of medications by residents. (SB708)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assisted living facilities; self-administration of medications. Requires the Board of Social Services to include in regulations governing the administration and management of medications in assisted living facilities developed by the Board of Social Services in conjunction with the Board of Nursing and the Board of Pharmacy a provision that a resident for whom the uniform assessment indicates the ability to self-administer medications may store medications that would normally be self-administered in a secure location in his room, may self-administer such medications, and shall not be required to allow the facility to store or administer such medications or pay any cost associated with the storage or administration of such medications. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/28/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100178D
11/28/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB708)
01/25/2013Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


stephen writes:

It's allowed in most states. my mother is one of these people that takes her own pills that she keeps in a locked box. Thank fully she doesn't live in virginia or she would of been broke.