Dispensing of interchangeable biosimilars; sunset provision. (HB1436)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dispensing of interchangeable biosimilars; sunset. Extends by one year, through July 1, 2016, the requirement that a pharmacist who dispenses an interchangeable biosimilar in the place of a prescribed biological product provide electronic, written, or telephonic notification of the substitution to the prescriber within five business days of dispensing or as set forth in a collaborative practice agreement. This provision is currently set to expire on July 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/24/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101212D
12/24/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Read first time
01/22/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2015Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
01/23/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Assigned Education sub: Health
02/19/2015Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 2 minutes.