Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; pharmacist may dispense in cases of opiate overdose. (HB1458)

Introduced By

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

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Naloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose. Allows a prescriber to prescribe naloxone to a patient for administration to a person other than the patient when the patient believes the person is experiencing or is about to experience a life-threatening opiate overdose and allows a person to possess naloxone and administer naloxone to a person experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opiate overdose. The bill provides that a person who administers naloxone to another person under such circumstances shall not be liable for civil damages and that a prescriber shall not be civilly or criminally liable for injuries resulting from the prescription of naloxone to a patient for administration to another person. The bill also allows emergency medical services personnel and other first responders to possess and administer naloxone pursuant to a standing order or oral or written protocol, and provides that first responders and members of emergency medical services personnel who administer naloxone pursuant to a standing order or oral or written protocol shall not be civilly or criminally liable for injuries resulting from the administration of naloxone. Amends § 54.1-3408, § 8.01-225, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 12/30/2014 Committee
  • 12/30/2014 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100064D
  • 12/30/2014 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/29/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1458)
  • 01/29/2015 Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/29/2015 Committee substitute printed 15103589D-H1
  • 01/30/2015 Read first time
  • 02/02/2015 Read second time
  • 02/02/2015 Committee substitute agreed to 15103589D-H1
  • 02/02/2015 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1458H1
  • 02/03/2015 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2015 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/04/2015 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/06/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1458H1)
  • 02/12/2015 Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2015 Committee substitute printed 15105065D-S1
  • 02/13/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2015 Read third time
  • 02/16/2015 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/16/2015 Committee substitute agreed to 15105065D-S1
  • 02/16/2015 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1458S1
  • 02/16/2015 Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2015 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/18/2015 Senate substitute rejected by House 15105065D-S1 (3-Y 90-N)
  • 02/18/2015 VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 90-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2015 Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2015 Senate requested conference committee
  • 02/20/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1458S1)
  • 02/23/2015 House acceded to request
  • 02/23/2015 Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/23/2015 Delegates: O'Bannon, Hodges, Sickles
  • 02/24/2015 Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/24/2015 Senators: Obenshain, Barker, Smith
  • 02/25/2015 C Amended by conference committee
  • 02/25/2015 Conference report agreed to by House (85-Y 0-N)
  • 02/25/2015 VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/25/2015 Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/06/2015 Enrolled
  • 03/06/2015 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1458ER)
  • 03/06/2015 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/07/2015 Signed by President
  • 03/10/2015 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
  • 03/10/2015 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • 03/12/2015 Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1458ER)
  • 03/27/2015 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 04/14/2015 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/15/2015 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
  • 04/15/2015 VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/15/2015 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/15/2015 G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
  • 04/15/2015 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/15/2015 Reenrolled
  • 04/15/2015 Reenrolled bill text (HB1458ER2)
  • 04/15/2015 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/15/2015 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/15/2015 Enacted, Chapter 725 (effective 4/15/15)
  • 04/15/2015 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)

Video

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 1 minute.

Comments

Lynn Abraham writes:

This bill needs to be passed to potentially save a life. My son had this drug in his possession and instucted a family member to use it in case of an overdose. However, we had no instructions or even knew if the dose was correct. This bill would insure correct dosing & appropriate usage.