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, pursuant to an order or standing protocol issued by the prescriber within the course of his professional practice, any school nurse, school board employee, employee of a local governing body, employee of a local health department, employee of a school for students with disabilities, or employee of an accredited private school who is authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of albuterol inhalers or nebulized albuterol may possess or administer an albuterol inhaler or nebulized albuterol to a student diagnosed with a condition requiring an albuterol inhaler or nebulized albuterol when the student is believed to be experiencing or about to experience an asthmatic crisis. The bill also provides that a school nurse, employee of a school board, employee of a local governing body, or employee of a local health department who is authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of albuterol inhalers or nebulized albuterol who provides, administers, or assists in the administration of an albuterol inhaler or nebulized albuterol for a student believed in good faith to be in need of such medication, or is the prescriber of such medication, is not liable for civil damages for ordinary negligence in acts or omissions resulting from the rendering of such treatment. This bill is identical to HB 860. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108269D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1174S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108269D-S1 (94-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1174ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1174ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)


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.