Opioids; providers of treatment for addiction, conditions for initial licensure, location. (HB679)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Providers of treatment for persons with opiate addiction; elimination of location restriction. Eliminates the requirement that a provider of treatment for persons with opiate addiction through the use of (i) methadone or (ii) opioid replacements other than opioid replacements approved for the treatment of opioid addiction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration be located more than one-half mile from a public or private licensed day care center or a public or private K-12 school. This bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023, and is identical to SB 300. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101664D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB679)
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read first time
02/08/2022Read second time
02/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB679E
02/08/2022Printed as engrossed 22101664D-E
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB679E)
02/09/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB679ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB679ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 512 (effective 1/1/23)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0512)

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