Prescription refill; protocol. (SB882)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescription refill; approval. Provides that a prescriber may authorize a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to approve additional refills of a prescribed drug for no more than 90 consecutive days, provided that (i) the drug is classified as a Schedule VI drug; (ii) there are no changes in the prescribed drug, strength, or dosage; (iii) the prescriber has a current written protocol, accessible by the nurse, that identifies the conditions under which the nurse may approve additional refills; and (iv) the nurse documents in the patient's chart any refills authorized for a specific patient pursuant to the protocol and the additional refills are transmitted to a pharmacist in accordance with the allowances for an authorized agent to transmit a prescription orally or by facsimile pursuant to current law and regulations of the Board of Pharmacy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18101652D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB882)
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18106481D-S1
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB882S1)
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106481D-S1
02/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB882S1
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB882ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB882ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 380 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)