SB 1179 Opioids; workgroup to establish guidelines for prescribing.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Secretary of Health and Human Resources; workgroup to establish educational guidelines for training health care providers in the safe prescribing and appropriate use of opioids. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a workgroup that shall include representatives of the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Health, and Health Professions as well as representatives of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and each of the Commonwealth's medical schools, dental schools, schools of pharmacy, physician assistant education programs, and nursing education programs to develop educational standards and curricula for training health care providers, including physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurses, in the safe and appropriate use of opioids to treat pain while minimizing the risk of addiction and substance abuse. The workgroup shall report its progress and the outcomes of its activities to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2017. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to HB 2161.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101155D  pdf | impact statement
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17101155D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1179ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101155D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/02/17  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1179E
02/06/17  Senate: Emergency clause added
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17101155D-E
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1179ER)
02/14/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/15/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/15/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 62 (effective 2/20/17)
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)