Prescription drugs; pharmacies may participate in voluntary drug disposal programs. (HB629)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription drug disposal. Provides that pharmacies may participate in voluntary drug disposal programs, provided that such programs are operated in accordance with state and federal law, and requires the Board of Pharmacy to maintain a list of such pharmacies on a website maintained by the Board. The bill also provides that a pharmacy that participates in a drug disposal program shall not be liable for any theft, robbery, or other criminal act related to its participation in the pharmacy drug disposal program or the collection, storage, or destruction of prescription drugs collected through such pharmacy drug disposal program, provided that the pharmacy practice site is acting in good faith and in accordance with applicable state and federal law and regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102708D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB629)
01/26/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Read first time
01/28/2016Read second time
01/28/2016Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB629E
01/28/2016Printed as engrossed 16102708D-E
01/29/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB629E)
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 (HB629ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB629ER)
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 95 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)