Home hospice programs; disposal of drugs. (HB501)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Home hospice programs; disposal of drugs. Requires every hospice to develop policies and procedures for the disposal of drugs dispensed as part of the hospice plan of care for a patient, which shall include requirements that such disposal be (i) performed in a manner that complies with all state and federal requirements for the safe disposal of drugs by a licensed nurse, physician assistant, or physician who is employed by or has entered into a contract with the hospice program; (ii) witnessed by a member of the patient's family or a second employee of the hospice program who is licensed by a health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions; and (iii) documented in the patient's medical record. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102626D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB501)
01/23/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18105770D-H1
01/25/2018Read first time
01/25/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB501H1)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105770D-H1
01/26/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB501H1
01/29/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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 (HB501ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB501ER)
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 95 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)