Opiate addiction treatment; nonmethadone opioid replacements. (SB556)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

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

Description

Opiate addiction treatment; nonmethadone opioid replacements. Removes certain restrictions for licensure of a provider who provides treatment for persons with opiate addiction using nonmethadone opioid replacements. Such restrictions include the proximity of the provider to a school and community notice requirements. Read the Bill »

Status

03/04/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101464D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/28/2016Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB556)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Committee substitute printed 16105656D-H1
02/24/2016Read second time
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105656D-H1
02/25/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB556H1
02/25/2016Passed House with substitute 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 with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Title replaced 16105656D-H1
03/01/2016Enrolled
03/01/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB556ER)
03/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB556ER)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker
03/04/2016Signed 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

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I DON'T THINK I NEED TO TELL ANYBODY IN THIS CHAMBER THAT THE COMMONWEALTH, WE HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH ARE IN THE MIDST OF A HEROIN AND OPIATE EPIDEMIC. FATAL OVERDOSES HAVE NOW OVERTAKEN DEATHS FROM MOTOR VEHICLE EXPECT AND FIREARMS AS THE TOP PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF DEATH. AND WE NEED TO TAKE THIS PROBLEM ON ON THE SUPPLY SIDE, BUT WE ALSO NAED TO DO WHAT WE CAN ON THE DEMAND SIDE AND UNFORTUNATELY, CURRENT VIRGINIA LAW IS PREVENTING TREATMENT PROVIDERS FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A NEW GENERATION OF MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPIES, SPECIFICALLY SUB OBJECTION COMPONENT. SURGE, DBHS CANNOT LICENSE THAT HE PROGRAM FROM USING METHADONE OR ANY OPIATE REPLACEMENT WITHIN HALF A MILE OF A K-12 SCHOOL OR A DAYCARE CENTER. THIS BILL WOULD STRIKE THE LANGUAGE WITH REGARD TO OPIATE REPLACEMENT. AGAIN, THAT WOULD ALLOW THESE TREATMENT PROVIDERS TO ADMINISTER SUB BOXONE, A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF MEDICATION FROM METHADONE. THE METHADONE CLINIC EXCEPTION WOULD REMAIN IN THE LAW. THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT CAME AT THE REQUEST OF OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARDS, WHICH AS MANY OF YOU KNOW ARE KIND OF THE INITIAL POINT OF CONTACT FOR MANY PEOPLE SEEKING TREATMENT ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, AND MANY OF THESE GROUPS OR MANY OF THESE BOARDS ARE CO-LOCATED OR LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES. THEY ARE ALREADY PROVIDING TREATMENT TO THESE PATIENTS AND CLIENTS, BUT THEY ARE UN-ABE TO PROVIDE THEM THE KIND OF TREATMENT THAT THEY REALLY NEED TO HELP TACKLE THIS PROBLEM. I WOULD ASK THAT THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 556 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL


[Unknown]: HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR WEXTON. I MOVE THAT THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS OR SUBSTITUTE AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS A BILL THAT DEALT WITH THE NONMETH DODONE OPIATE. CLARIFIES THAT THE ONLY TREATMENTS THAT COULD BE USED ARE THOSE APPROVED BY THE FDA. AND WITH THAT EXPLANATION I WOULD MOVE THAT WE CONCUR.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THEIR VOTE?

[Unknown]: AYES 36, NOS 1. AYES 36, NOS 1. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 582 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.