Telemedicine, practice of; prescribing controlled substances. (HB1767)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

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

Description

Practice of telemedicine; prescribing. Provides that a health care practitioner who performs or has performed an appropriate examination of the patient, either physically or by the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment, for the purpose of establishing a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship may prescribe Schedule II through VI controlled substances to the patient, provided that the prescribing of such controlled substance is in compliance with federal requirements for the practice of telemedicine. The bill also authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to register an entity at which a patient is treated by the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment for the purpose of establishing a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship and is prescribed Schedule II through VI controlled substances to possess and administer Schedule II through VI controlled substances when such prescribing is in compliance with federal requirements for the practice of telemedicine and the patient is not in the physical presence of a practitioner registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Amends § 54.1-3303, § 54.1-3423, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101012D
01/09/2017Committee
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101012D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1767)
01/17/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Read first time
01/19/2017Passed by for the day
01/20/2017Read second time
01/20/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1767E
01/20/2017Printed as engrossed 17101012D-E
01/20/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1767E)
01/23/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/23/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2017Referred 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)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1767ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1767ER)
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 110 (effective 2/21/17)
02/21/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)

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 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1009 and SB1220.