Schedule VI; delivery of prescription devices on behalf of medical equipment supplier. (HB878)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices. Provides that a permitted manufacturer, wholesale distributor, warehouser, nonresident warehouser, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider or registered nonresident manufacturer or nonresident wholesale distributor (the provider) may deliver a Schedule VI prescription device directly to an ultimate user or consumer, provided that the provider is delivering on behalf of and has entered into an agreement with (i) a medical equipment supplier that has received a valid order from a prescriber authorizing the dispensing of the Schedule VI prescription device or (ii) a medical director of a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice who has requested the distribution of the Schedule VI prescription device to be administered by persons authorized to administer such devices. The bill directs the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the measure within 280 days. This bill is identical to SB 413. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104353D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB878)
01/23/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Committee substitute printed 18104824D-H1
01/25/2018Read first time
01/25/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB878H1)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104824D-H1
01/26/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB878H1
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)
02/19/2018Passed by temporarily
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2018Amendments by Senator Newman agreed to
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2018Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB878ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB878ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 241 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB413.