Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; possession and administration. (SB566)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naloxone; possession and administration. Provides that a person who is not otherwise authorized to administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal may administer naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose, provided that the administration is in good faith and absent gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104900D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB566)
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB566E
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20104900D-E
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB566E)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB566ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB566ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed 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
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1095 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1095)