Naloxone; expands list of individuals who may dispense. (HB2158)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dispensing of naloxone. Expands the list of individuals who may dispense naloxone pursuant to a standing order to include emergency medical services personnel and health care providers providing services in hospital emergency departments and eliminates the requirements (i) that an organization providing services to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal obtain a controlled substances registration prior to dispensing naloxone, (ii) that naloxone dispensed on behalf of the organization be dispensed by a person who is authorized to train individuals on the administration of naloxone, and (iii) that individuals to whom naloxone is dispensed complete a training program prior to dispensing. The bill also provides that a person who dispenses naloxone shall not be required to obtain a permit to operate a pharmacy or a controlled substances registration and allows a person who dispenses naloxone to charge a fee for dispensing of naloxone provided the fee is no greater than the cost to the organization of obtaining the naloxone dispensed. Amends § 54.1-3408, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104132D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2158)
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1

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