Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc. (HB1453)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

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 Passed

History

DateAction
12/02/2016Committee
12/02/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102196D
12/02/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1453)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104396D-H1
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104396D-H1
01/30/2017Emergency clause added
01/30/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1453H1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1453H1)
02/06/2017Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Rereferred to Education and Health
02/09/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1453ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1453ER)
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 168 (effective 2/23/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

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

BUDGET. NOBODY GOT KILLED. WHEN WE HAD A BILL A FEW YEARS AGO, IT SAID THAT YOU COULDN'T USE A PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT, ONE OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVES WHO BUILT THE METRO, SAID "FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD, ASK THOSE GENIUSES IN RICHMOND WHO VOTED FOR THIS, WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO FIND 450 ELECTRICIANS" HE HAD A GOOD POINT MR. PRESIDENT. THE FACT IS, YOU CAN'T. THEY KNOW IT. THIS BILL IS SIMPLY A POKE IN THE EYE AT ORGANIZED LABOR. IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, FINE. LET'S CALL IT FOR WHAT IT IS. HE DIDN'T SAVE IN VIRGINIA, ONE DARN PENNY. NOT ONE DARN PENNY. IT'S INSURING THAT ONE CONTRACT SOMEWHERE, IS GOING TO BE RUN OUT OF SITE. BY THE WAY, OUR P-3'S ARE ALMOST ALL ON PROJECTS, THAT HAVE FEDERAL DOLLARS. THIS BILL IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE LESS -- WORTHLESS.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1449.