Dispensing of naloxone; patient-specific order not required. (HB1750)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dispensing of naloxone; patient-specific order not required. Provides that a pharmacist may dispense naloxone in the absence of a patient-specific prescription pursuant to a standing order issued by the Commissioner of Health authorizing the dispensing of naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal in the absence of an oral or written order for a specific patient issued by a prescriber and in accordance with protocols developed by the Board of Pharmacy in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101221D
01/08/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1750)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time and engrossed
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 on Education and Health
02/06/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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 (HB1750ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1750ER)
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
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 174 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)