Public schools; opioid antagonist administration, etc. (HB732)

Introduced By

Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William) with support from co-patrons Del. Laura Jane Cohen (D-Burke), Del. Michael Jones (D-Richmond), and Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)

Progress

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

Description

Public schools; opioid antagonist procurement, possession, and administration; school board employee training and certification; opioid overdose prevention and reversal instruction; guidelines and requirements. Requires each local school board to develop, in accordance with the guidelines developed by the Department of Health in collaboration with the Department of Education, plans, policies, and procedures for (i) providing at each public secondary school that includes grades nine through 12 a program of instruction on opioid overdose prevention and reversal and for encouraging each student to complete such program of instruction prior to graduation; (ii) the procurement, placement, and maintenance in each public elementary and secondary school of a supply of opioid antagonists in an amount equivalent to at least two unexpired doses for the purposes of opioid overdose reversal; and (iii) the possession and administration of an opioid antagonist by any employee of the school board who is authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of an opioid antagonist, including policies (a) requiring each public elementary and secondary school to ensure that at least one employee is authorized by a prescriber and trained and certified in the administration of an opioid antagonist, (b) for partnering with a program administered or approved by the Department of Health to provide such training and certification, and (c) for maintaining records of each such trained and certified employee. The bill provides for the disciplinary, civil, and criminal immunity of any employee of a public school, school board, or local health department, regardless of whether such employee was trained or certified in opioid antagonist administration, for any act or omission made in connection with the good faith administration of an opioid antagonist for the purposes of opioid overdose reversal during regular school hours, on school premises, or during a school-sponsored activity, unless such act or omission was the result of gross neglect or willful misconduct. The bill requires each school board to adopt and each public elementary and secondary school to implement policies and procedures in accordance with the provisions of the bill and, in doing so, to utilize to the fullest extent possible programs offered by the Department of Health for the provision of opioid antagonist administration training and certification and opioid antagonist procurement. In addition, the bill modifies the school board employees who are authorized to administer opioid antagonists to include any school board employee who has completed training and is certified in the administration of an opioid antagonist by a program administered or authorized by the Department of Health. Finally, the bill directs the Department of Health and the Department of Education to collaborate to develop guidelines and policies for the implementation of the provisions of the bill and requires each school board to implement the provisions of the bill by the beginning of the 2025–2026 school year. This bill is identical to SB 726. Read the Bill »

Notes

According to the fiscal impact statement, there are no fiscal implications for the Department of Health and the Department of Education to develop the guidelines and policies required by the bill. However, the impact on local school divisions is indeterminate, meaning that the statement does not provide an estimate of the financial impact on these divisions.

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2024Committee
01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104968D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/23/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2024Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Committee substitute printed 24105987D-H1
01/24/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2024Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB732H1)
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105987D-H1
02/12/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee on Education substitute agreed to 24105987D-H1
02/12/2024Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB732EH1
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24105987D-EH1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB732EH1)
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24108126D-S1
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB732S1)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108126D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB732S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Passed by for the day
03/06/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108126D-S1 (97-Y 1-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 1-N)
03/25/2024Enrolled
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB732ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB732ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 451 (effective 7/1/24)

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