Nonresident medical equipment suppliers; registration with Board of Pharmacy (HB527)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Registration of nonresident medical equipment suppliers. Requires any person located outside the Commonwealth other than a registered nonresident pharmacy that ships, mails, or delivers to a consumer in the Commonwealth any hypodermic syringes or needles, medicinal oxygen, Schedule VI controlled devise, those Schedule VI controlled substances with no medicinal properties that are used for the operation and cleaning of medical equipment, sterile water and saline for irrigation, or solutions for peritoneal dialysis pursuant to a lawful order of a prescriber to be registered with the Board of Pharmacy. The bill requires registrants to renew registration by March 1 of each year and to notify the Board of Pharmacy of any substantive change in information previously submitted to the Board within 30 days. The bill also requires nonresident medical equipment suppliers to maintain a valid, unexpired license, permit, or registration in the state in which it is located, if required by the resident state, or to furnish proof that he meets the minimum statutory and regulatory requirements for medical equipment suppliers in the Commonwealth if the state in which the nonresident medical equipment supplier is located does not require a license, permit, or registration. The bill also requires nonresident medical equipment suppliers to maintain records of distribution of medical equipment into the Commonwealth in such a manner that they are readily retrievable from records of distribution into other jurisdictions and to provide the records to the Board, its authorized agent, or any agent designated by the Superintendent of State Police upon request within seven days of receipt of such request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101283D
01/09/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #1
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB527)
01/19/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/21/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Read first time
01/26/2016Read second time
01/26/2016Amendment by Delegate Hodges agreed to
01/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB527E
01/26/2016Printed as engrossed 16101283D-E
01/27/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB527E)
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB527ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB527ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 88 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0088)