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

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