Fluoride varnish; possession and administration by medical assistants, etc. (SB239)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical assistants; administration of fluoride varnish. Allows an authorized agent of a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry to possess and administer topical fluoride varnish pursuant to an oral or written order or a standing protocol issued by a doctor of medicine, osteopathic medicine, or dentistry. This bill is identical to HB 299. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103323D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2020Read second time
01/13/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/13/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/13/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB239E
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB239)
01/13/2020Printed as engrossed 20103323D-E
01/14/2020Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB239E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/21/2020Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB239ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB239ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed 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
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 560 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0560)