Public health emergency; Comm. of Health to authorize administration, etc., of necessary drugs, etc. (HB939)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Commissioner of Health; administration and dispensing of necessary drugs, devices, and vaccines during public health emergency; emergency. Allows the Commissioner of Health to authorize persons who are not authorized by law to administer or dispense drugs or devices to do so in accordance with protocols established by the Commissioner when the Board of Health has made an emergency order for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health and communicable, contagious, and infectious diseases and other dangers to the public life and health for the limited purpose of administering vaccines as an approved countermeasure for such communicable, contagious, and infectious diseases. Current law limits the Commissioner's ability to make such authorizations to circumstances when the Governor has declared a disaster or a state of emergency or the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services has issued a declaration of an actual or potential bioterrorism incident or other actual or potential public health emergency. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 647. Read the Bill »

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103968D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB939)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22105743D-H1
02/03/2022Read first time
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105743D-H1
02/04/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB939H1
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB939H1)
02/04/2022Emergency clause added
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred 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)
03/03/2022Enrolled
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB939ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB939ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB939ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 774 (effective 4/27/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)

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