Prescription Monitoring Program; reports by dispensers shall be made within 24 hours or next day. (SB287)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Prescription Monitoring Program. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2017, reports by dispensers to the Prescription Monitoring Program (the Program) shall be made within 24 hours or the dispenser's next business day, whichever comes later. The bill also allows the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to disclose information about a specific recipient to a prescriber for the purpose of establishing the treatment history of the specific recipient when the prescriber is consulting on the treatment of such recipient; allows the Director to disclose information on a specific recipient to a dispenser for the purpose of establishing a prescription history to assist the dispenser in providing clinical consultation on the care and treatment of the recipient; removes the requirement that information disclosed to a dispenser for the purpose of determining the validity of a prescription be disclosed only when the recipient is seeking a covered substance from the dispenser or the facility in which the dispenser practices; and provides that a prescriber may include information obtained from the Program for the purpose of establishing the treatment history of a specific recipient in the recipient's medical record. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101142D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/28/2016Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB287)
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB287E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16101142D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB287E)
02/16/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read second time
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/25/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Enrolled
02/26/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB287ER)
02/26/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB287ER)
02/26/2016Signed by Speaker
02/29/2016Signed by President
03/01/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/1/16
03/01/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 8, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 309 (effective - see bill)