Prescription Monitoring Program; requirements of prescriber, effective date. (SB294)

Introduced By

with support from co-patron Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription Monitoring Program; prescriber requirements. Requires prescribers licensed in the Commonwealth to register with the Prescription Monitoring Program. The bill also requires registered prescribers to request, from the Director of the Department of Health Professions, information regarding a patient's treatment history prior to issuing a prescription for benzodiazepine or an opiate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102725D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294)
01/16/2014Committee substitute printed 14104057D-S1
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB294S1
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104057D-S1
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB294S1
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294S1)
02/13/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Committee substitute printed 14105021D-H1
02/14/2014Read second time
02/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294H1)
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105021D-H1
02/17/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB294H1
02/17/2014Passed House with substitute (87-Y 11-N)
02/17/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Title replaced 14105021D-H1
02/21/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB294ER)
02/21/2014Signed by Speaker
02/23/2014Signed by President
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294ER)
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294H1)
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB294S1)
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 178 (effective 7/1/15)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0178)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.