SB 848 Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Dispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides services to individuals at risk of experiencing opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to § 54.1-3423 to dispense naloxone to a person who has completed a training program on the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal, provided that such dispensing is (i) pursuant to a standing order issued by a prescriber, (ii) in accordance with protocols developed by the Board of Pharmacy in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health, and (iii) without charge or compensation. The bill also provides that dispensing may occur at a site other than that of the controlled substance registration, provided that the entity possessing the controlled substance registration maintains records in accordance with regulations of the Board of Pharmacy. The bill further provides that a person who dispenses naloxone shall not be liable for civil damages of ordinary negligence for acts or omissions resulting from the rendering of such treatment if he acts in good faith and that a person to whom naloxone has been dispensed pursuant to the provisions of the bill may possess naloxone and may administer naloxone to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to HB 1453.

Full text:
12/01/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100988D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17103883D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB848ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)  pdf

12/01/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100988D
12/01/16  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/17  Senate: Rereferred from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N)
01/16/17  Senate: Rereferred to Education and Health
01/23/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17103883D-S1
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time
01/30/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/30/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17103883D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Emergency clause added
01/30/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB848S1
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  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 (SB848ER)
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 55 (effective 2/20/17)
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)