Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information, fitness to work evaluations. (HB503)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of information; fitness to work and return to work evaluations. Adds the following individuals to the list of individuals to whom the Director of the Department of Health Professions (the Director) may disclose information about a specific recipient contained in the Prescription Monitoring Program: (i) a physician licensed in the Commonwealth or another state who is performing an evaluation of the recipient's fitness for work or to return to work in a safety-sensitive position, as defined by the recipient's employer, at the request of the recipient's employer and (ii) a physician licensed in the Commonwealth or another state who is performing an evaluation of the recipient's fitness for work at a place of employment with a written drug-free workplace policy following an offer of employment but prior to hiring the recipient, upon request of the employer and when the request is consistent with the employer's written drug-free workplace policy. In both cases, the bill requires that the information be requested and released only for the purpose of establishing the recipient's treatment history and that notice be made, in a manner specified by the Director in regulation, to the recipient that information from the Prescription Monitoring Program may be requested and received by the physician performing the fitness for work or return to work evaluation. Amends § 54.1-2523, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2018Committee
01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100080D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2018Assigned HWI sub:
01/15/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB503)
02/13/2018Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions