Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc. (HB1449)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Dispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides substance abuse treatment services to individuals at risk of experiencing opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to 54.1-3423 to dispense naloxone to a person who has completed a training program on the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal, provided that such dispensing is (i) pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescriber, (ii) in accordance with protocols developed by the Board of Pharmacy in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health, and (iii) without charge or compensation. The bill also provides that a person who dispenses naloxone shall not be liable for civil damages of ordinary negligence for acts or omissions resulting from the rendering of such treatment if he acts in good faith and that a person to whom naloxone has been dispensed pursuant to the provisions of the bill may possess naloxone and may administer naloxone to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/01/2016Committee
12/01/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101968D
12/01/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1449)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1453.