Nursing homes, hospices, etc.; possession and administration of cannabidiol or THC-A. (SB185)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice programs and hospice facilities; possession and administration of cannabidiol or THC-A oil. Allows nursing home, assisted living facility, hospice program, and hospice facility employees and staff members who are authorized to possess, distribute, or administer medications to residents to store, dispense, or administer cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to a resident who has been issued a valid written certification for such medication. Read the Bill »


02/18/2020: Subcommittee Recommends Passing the Bill


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103901D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB185)
01/24/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20105723D-S1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105723D-S1
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB185S1
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB185S1)
02/13/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

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