Midwifery; administration of medication. (HB1511)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Midwifery; administration of medication. Allows licensed midwives to obtain, possess, and administer drugs and devices within the scope of their practice. The bill requires the Board of Medicine to develop and publish best practice and standards of care guidance for all such drugs. The bill limits the liability of entities that provide or dispense drugs or devices to a licensed midwife and that rely in good faith upon the license information provided by the licensed midwife. Under the bill, completing all Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health patient safety bundles advanced by the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative is required of any licensed midwife who obtains, possesses, and administers drugs and devices within the scope of his practice. This bill is identical to SB 1275. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23100353D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2023Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 1-N)
01/20/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1511)
01/24/2023Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2023Read first time
01/27/2023Passed by for the day
01/30/2023Read second time
01/30/2023Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB1511E
01/30/2023Printed as engrossed 23100353D-E
01/31/2023Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1511E)
01/31/2023VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2023Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2023Committee substitute printed 23106519D-S1
02/09/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1511S1)
02/10/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Read third time
02/13/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106519D-S1
02/13/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1511S1
02/13/2023Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Senate substitute agreed to by House 23106519D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2023VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1511ER)
02/20/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1511ER)
02/20/2023Signed by Speaker
02/21/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/23)
03/26/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)