VA HB1914 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-11 - Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
Hearing: Jan 17 in House Committee Room
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Requirements for issuing prescriptions; exceptions for public health practitioners. Authorizes practitioners contracted by the Department of Health and practitioners employed or contracted by a local health department to prescribe antibiotic therapy to the sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without the physical examination normally required. Under current law, only employees of the Department of Health are so authorized. Additionally, the bill authorizes a practitioner, who is an employee of or contracted by the Department of Health or a local health department, to prescribe Schedule VI antibiotics and antiviral agents to other persons in close contact with a diagnosed patient without a bona-fide practitioner-patient relationship with the diagnosed patient when emergency treatment is necessary to prevent imminent risk of death, life-threatening illness, or serious disability.

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Public health practitioners; requirements for issuing prescriptions, exceptions.



2019-01-11HouseAssigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-01-04HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2019-01-04HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101794D

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5413303(n/a)See Bill Text

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