Opioids; prescribing, required patient disclosures. (HB626)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures. Requires prescribers to discuss with a patient or the patient's parent or guardian prior to prescribing an opioid information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioids; the dangers of taking opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other central nervous system depressants; the reasons why the prescription is necessary; and alternative treatments that may be available. The bill also requires the prescriber to include a notation in the patient's medical record indicating that these required patient disclosures were discussed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100130D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB626)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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