Pharmacy; practice, regulation by Board of Pharmacy, report. (SB270)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of pharmacy; regulation by Board of Pharmacy; report. Provides that compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an execution by lethal injection shall constitute the practice of pharmacy and be subject to the requirements of the Drug Control Act and the jurisdiction of the Board of Pharmacy. The bill provides that only outsourcing facilities may compound such drugs; currently, both pharmacies and outsourcing facilities may compound such drugs. The bill requires the Board of Pharmacy to report annually by December 1 to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions on (i) the number of outsourcing facilities permitted or registered by the Board that have entered into a contract with the Department of Corrections for the compounding of drugs necessary to carry out an execution by lethal injection and (ii) the name of any such outsourcing facility that received disciplinary action for a violation of law or regulation related to compounding. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102391D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB270)
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106582D-S1
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106582D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB270S1
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB270S1)
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
02/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed by temporarily
03/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2020Amendments by Delegate Delaney agreed to
03/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/2020Passed House with amendments (53-Y 45-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB270ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB270ER)
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
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1166 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1166)