Inhaled asthma medications; school nurse, etc., may administer to a student. (HB1174)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professional use by practitioners; administration of inhaled asthma medication. Provides that a prescriber may authorize pursuant to a written order or standing protocol issued within the course of the prescriber's professional practice, and with the consent of the student's parents, an employee of (i) a school board, (ii) a school for students with disabilities, or (iii) an accredited private school who is trained in the administration or supervision of self-administered inhaled asthma medications to administer or supervise the self-administration of such medication to a student diagnosed with a condition requiring inhaled asthma medications when the student is believed to be experiencing or about to experience an asthmatic crisis. The bill provides that such authorization shall be effective only when a licensed nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, or physician assistant is not present to perform the administration of the medication. Read the Bill »


02/20/2020: passed committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103635D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1174)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106883D-H1
01/29/2020Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106883D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1174H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1174H1)
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108269D-S1
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1174S1)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

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