Prescription requirements; treatment of sexually transmitted disease. (HB1054)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription requirements; treatment of sexually transmitted disease. Allows a practitioner employed by the Department of Health to prescribe antibiotic therapy to the sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without the physical examination normally required. The bill also requires the Commissioner of Health to convene a workgroup consisting of Department of Health staff and private practitioners to evaluate services provided by the Department of Health pursuant to the bill and to make appropriate recommendations for the use of expedited partner therapy in Virginia. The Commissioner shall report to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources concerning his findings and recommendations by July 1, 2019. The bill contains organizational and technical amendments. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101556D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1054)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1054E
02/09/2018Printed as engrossed 18101556D-E
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1054E)
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (87-Y 12-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1054ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1054ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/06/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 790 (effective 7/1/18)
04/06/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0790)


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 32 seconds.