Prescribers of covered substances; continuing education. (HB829)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), and Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescribers of covered substances; continuing education. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Health Professions to disclose information to the Board of Medicine about prescribers who meet a certain threshold for prescribing covered substance for the purpose of requiring relevant continuing education. The threshold shall be determined by the Board of Medicine in consultation with the Prescription Monitoring Program. The bill also directs the Board of Medicine to require prescribers identified by the Director of the Department of Health Professions to complete two hours of continuing education in each biennium on topics related to pain management, the responsible prescribing of covered substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction. Prescribers required to complete continuing education shall be notified of such requirement no later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101455D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB829)
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/28/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB829E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16101455D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB829E)
02/22/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB829ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB829ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 447 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0447)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0447)