Topical drugs; administration by dental hygienists, physician assistants, and nurses. (HB2493)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

Administration of topical drugs; dental hygienists, physician assistants, and nurses. Authorizes a dental hygienist practicing under remote supervision to administer topical oral anesthetics, topical and directly applied antimicrobial agents for treatment of periodontal pocket lesions, and any other Schedule VI topical drug approved by the Board of Dentistry. Under current law, a dental hygienist must be practicing under general supervision to do so. Additionally, the bill authorizes a physician assistant, nurse, or dental hygienist to possess and administer topical fluoride varnish pursuant to an oral or written order or a standing protocol. Under current law, such possession and administration is limited to administration to children aged six months to three years and is required to conform to standards adopted by the Department of Health. Amends § 54.1-2722, § 54.1-3408, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101774D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2493)
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Enrolled
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2493ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2493ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 7/1/19)

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