Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc. (SB848)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (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 Passed

History

DateAction
12/01/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100988D
12/01/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB848)
01/16/2017Rereferred from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2017Rereferred to Education and Health
01/23/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/26/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17103883D-S1
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17103883D-S1
01/30/2017Emergency clause added
01/30/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB848S1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB848S1)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Enrolled
02/14/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB848ER)
02/14/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB848ER)
02/14/2017Signed by Speaker
02/15/2017Signed by President
02/15/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 55 (effective 2/20/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)