Prescriptions; off-label use. (HB102)

Introduced By

Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Marie March (R-Floyd), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), and Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prescriptions; off-label use. Provides that a prescriber may prescribe, administer, or dispense and a pharmacist may dispense a drug that has been approved for a specific use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an off-label use when the prescriber or pharmacist determines, in his professional judgment, that such off-label use is appropriate for the standard of care and such prescribing, administering, or dispensing is to improve health care outcomes. The bill also prohibits a hospital from denying, revoking, terminating, diminishing, or curtailing in any way any professional or clinical privilege of any licensed health care provider with prescriptive authority or authority to dispense drugs solely on the grounds that such health care provider prescribes, administers, or dispenses a drug that has been approved for a specific use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an off-label use, provided that such prescribing, administering, or dispensing is in accordance with laws of the Commonwealth and is to improve health care outcomes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103672D
01/06/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB102)
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 4-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22104743D-H1
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB102H1)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104743D-H1
02/11/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB102H1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 46-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


Erika Zauzig writes:

This is clearly a bill to allow doctors to prescribe Ivermectin and other inappropriate/drugs to treat COVID 19. This bill highlights the Republican party's refusal to acknowledge COViD 19 is a deadly disease. It's another Republican Party imposition of their denial of this deadly disease on Americans-an imposition that is literally continuing to kill people. Now this ideology of prefering death over life has come to Virginia.

Yvonne J. Lewis writes:

Clearly to usurp hospital/medical institution policies. Oppose. If the physician wishes to practice independently. HIS liability will be at stake, not the medical institution.