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NARCOTICS AND DRUGS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Anti-epileptic drug; prohibits pharmacist from dispensing a therapeutically equivalent drug without prior notification from physician. Amending  54.1-3408.03; adding  54.1-3408.04. (Patron-Northam, SB 187 (F))
Assisted living facility and group home; no more than eight aged, infirmed, or disabled persons shall reside. Amending 15.2-2291. (Patron-Peace, HB 967 (Chapter 847))
Child visitation; court may order an ignition interlock system installed on vehicle of parent who has a documented history of alcohol abuse. Amending  20-124.2. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 356 (F))
Community services boards; providing information about substance abuse services. Amending  37.2-500. (Patron-Hanger, SB 337 (C))
Community-based probation service agency, local; local probation programs to supervise offenders referred from drug courts. Amending  19.2-303.3. (Patron-BaCote, HB 878 (F))
Controlled substances; unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain, report required, penalty. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  54.1-3408.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1166 (Chapter 185))
Driving under influence of alcohol; post-arrest testing to determine drug or alcohol content of blood. Amending 18.2-268.2. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 924 (F))
Drug possession case; person who is placed on probation, upon plea of guilty, violates probation and shall have no right of appeal. Amending  18.2-251. (Patron-Athey, HB 1009 (C))
Drug recognition experts; law-enforcement officer who performs drug field tests shall be trained by Department of Forensic Science. Amending  19.2-188.1. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1087 (F))
Drug screens; physician who prescribes Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance to require recipient to undergo mandatory random urine drug screening tests. Adding  54.1-3408.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1170 (F))
Drug treatment court; established in City of Bristol. Amending 18.2-254.1. (Patron-Johnson, HB 24 (F); Wampler, SB 422 (Chapter 258))
Drugs; certified emergency medical services personnel may administer and dispense. Amending  32.1-48.016 and 54.1-3408; adding  32.1-42.2. (Patron-Griffith, HB 798 (I) See HB173)
Education, continuing; on topics of substance abuse, addiction, and pain management for those licensed to prescribe controlled substances. Amending  54.1-2709, 54.1-2912.1, and 54.1-3219. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1169 (F))
Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine; Board of Pharmacy to establish mandatory pilot program in various counties to implement an electronic recordkeeping system of transactions involving distribution. Amending  18.2-248.8. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1343 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. Amending  38.2-3412.1 and 38.2-3412.1:01. (Patron-Houck, SB 706 (Chapter 693))
Home health care organization; establish policies for maintaining a drug-free workplace, which may include periodic drug testing. Amending  32.1-162.9:1. (Patron-Peace, HB 708 (Chapter 415))
Juveniles; loss of driving privileges for alcohol, firearm, and drug offenses. Amending  16.1-278.9. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 908 (Chapter 570))
Lyme disease; allows a licensed physician to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy. Adding  54.1-3408.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 512 (C))
Marijuana; decriminalizes simple possession thereof, civil penalty. Amending  18.2-248.1, 18.2-250.1, 18.2-251, 18.2-252, 18.2-255, 18.2-255.2, 18.2-258, 18.2-259.1, 18.2-265.3, 18.2-308.1:5, 19.2-386.22, and 53.1-203; repealing  18.2-255.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1134 (F))
Marijuana; loss of driving privilege if convicted for possession in a motor vehicle. Amending  18.2-251, 18.2-259.1, and 46.2-390.1. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 180 (F))
Marijuana field test results; notice may be given by law-enforcement officer to defendant or, if defendant is a minor, to his parent or guardian. Amending  19.2-188.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 1352 (F))
Marijuana for medical purposes; no person shall be prosecuted for possession when issued by a medical doctor. Amending 18.2-251.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1136 (F))
Marijuana plants; provides seizure of more than 10 is made in connection with any drug prosecution or investigation, law-enforcement agency may retain 10 of seized plants and destroy remainder. Amending  19.2-386.24. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 444 (F))
Mental health and substance abuse providers; background checks. Amending  37.2-416 and 37.2-506. (Patron-Lucas, SB 260 (F))
Pharmaceutical manufacturers; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of gross receipts assessment to fund substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. (Patron-Phillips, HJR 128 (F))
Prescription drug benefits; replaces obsolete publications from list of standard reference compendia with existing approved publications. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3407.5. (Patron-Garrett, HB 1375 (Chapter 443))
Prescription drugs; stored and repackaged by community services board, behavioral health authorities, and crisis stabilization units to assist patient with administering. Amending 37.2-500, 37.2-601, 54.1-3420.2, and 54.1-3423. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 150 (Chapter 28))
Prescription Monitoring Program; Department of Health Professions to collect data on and information about utilization by prescribers and dispensers. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 75 (I) See SJR73)
Schedule II drugs; pharmacist shall require identification in filling prescriptions. Amending  54.1-3420.1. (Patron-Lohr, HB 964 (Chapter 193))
Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances; request and review information about patient. Adding  54.1-3408.01:1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1167 (C))
Schedule IV; adds carisoprodol and tramadol to list. Amending 54.1-3452. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 687 (C))
Schedule IV; adds carisoprodol to list. Amending  54.1-3452. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1164 (C))
Schedule IV; adds tramadol to list. Amending  54.1-3452. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1165 (C))
Schedule VI prescriptions; allows practitioner to prescribe if there is an urgency to begin treatment or to prevent transmission of communicable disease. Amending  54.1-3303. (Patron-Dance, HB 286 (Chapter 74))
Schedules II, III, IV, and V drugs; adds various controlled substances to list. Amending  54.1-3448, 54.1-3450, 54.1-3452, and 54.1-3454. (Patron-Jones, HB 953 (Chapter 423))
Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 73 (P))
Students, public school; Board of Nursing to revise guidelines for seizure management and list of rescue medications for those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Amending  54.1-3005. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1376 (Chapter 188))
Substance abuse treatment services; Bureau of Insurance of State Corporation Commission to collect data and information on coverage provided by health insurers, health services plans, and health maintenance organizations therefor, report. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 74 (I) See SJR73)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies. Adding 63.2-607.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 226 (C))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs and benefits of drug testing recipients of cash assistance in order to reduce costs associated with substance abuse. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 87 (F))
Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare Program; screening and assessment for use of illegal substances. Adding 63.2-608.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 925 (C); Martin, SB 59 (F))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10