Drug overdoses; reporting of medical aid or treatment. (HB1647)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reporting of medical aid or treatment for drug overdoses. Requires a physician or other person who renders any medical aid or treatment to any person for an overdose that he knows or has reason to believe is an overdose of a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II of the Drug Control Act to report such aid or treatment and the patient's name and address, if known, to local law enforcement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100567D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1647)
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice


Rose writes:

For a Christian, Delegate Miller has no respect for the sanctity of life. This bill would guarantee that no one will call 911 in an overdose if they are SURE that they will be reported to the police. This means that overdoses in Virginia - which are already increasing at an alarming rate - will only continue to rise, possibly even faster. Jackson Miller thinks it's more important to punish one drug dealer than to save a hundred lives. He is the kind of politician that makes me want to leave Virginia!