Treatment with opioids; Board of Medicine, et al., to amend their regulations. (HB699)

Introduced By

Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Medicine; Board of Dentistry; Board of Optometry; Boards of Medicine and Nursing; patient counseling; treatment with opioids. Directs the Board of Medicine, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Optometry, and the Boards of Medicine and Nursing to amend their regulations to require the provision of certain information to patients being prescribed an opioid for the treatment of acute or chronic pain. The bill requires that the regulations include an exception to the required provision of such information for patients who are (i) in active treatment for cancer, (ii) receiving hospice care from a licensed hospice or palliative care, (iii) residents of a long-term care facility, (iv) being prescribed an opioid in the course of treatment for substance abuse or opioid dependence, or (v) receiving treatment for sickle cell disease. The bill directs the Boards to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101933D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB699)
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB699E
02/02/2024Printed as engrossed 24101933D-E
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB699E)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB699ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB699ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 448 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)

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