Controlled substances; limits on prescriptions containing opioids. (HB1173)

Introduced By

Del. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Eliminates the surgical or invasive procedure treatment exception to the requirement that a prescriber request certain information from the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) when initiating a new course of treatment that includes prescribing opioids for a human patient to last more than seven days. Under current law, a prescriber is not required to request certain information from the PMP for opioid prescriptions of up to 14 days to a patient as part of treatment for a surgical or invasive procedure. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2022. This bill is identical to SB 632. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103269D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1173)
01/18/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read first time
01/30/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1173ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1173ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 102 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0102)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB632.