Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; possession and administration. (HB1642)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession and administration of naloxone. Adds Department of Forensic Science employees and employees of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to the groups of individuals who may possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist, provided that they have completed a training program. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17103429D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/13/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1642)
01/19/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Read first time
01/23/2017Read second time
01/23/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1642E
01/23/2017Printed as engrossed 17103429D-E
01/24/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1642E)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on 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)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1642ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1642ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
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
02/21/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 107 (effective 2/21/17)
02/21/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)