VA HB2248 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-07 - Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
Pending: House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Providers of treatment for substance use disorder; use of methadone or opioid replacements; biometric certification. Requires providers of treatment for substance use disorder who administer methadone or opioid replacements as treatments to utilize biometric certification to verify the identity of the clinician and patient. Biometric certification includes iris scans of patients and either iris scans or two-finger fingerprint scans of clinicians. The bill requires the Board of Pharmacy to establish a statewide data repository for the storage of records of every transaction involving the administration of methadone or opioid replacements to a patient, with such records being held for no fewer than 10 years.

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Substance use disorder; providers of treatment, use of methadone or opioid replacements.


Roll Calls

2023-01-26 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 0-N) (Y: 4 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-02-07HouseLeft in Health, Welfare and Institutions
2023-01-26HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 0-N)
2023-01-13HouseAssigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
2023-01-11HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2023-01-11HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102388D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5413408.6(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments