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Opioids; prescribing, required patient disclosures.

Requires prescribers to discuss with a patient or the patient's parent or guardian prior to prescribing an opioid information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioids; the dangers of taking opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other central nervous system depressants; the reasons why the prescription is necessary; and alternative treatments that may be available. The bill also requires the prescriber to include a notation in the patient's medical record indicating that these required patient disclosures were discussed.

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01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100130D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20100130D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 626
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 6, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.5, by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 29 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2910.5, and by adding in Article 5 of Chapter 32 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-3225, relating to prescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures.
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    Patrons-- LaRock, Avoli, Cole, M.L., Collins, Edmunds, Freitas, Head, Leftwich, Marshall, McGuire, McNamara and Morefield; Senators: Chase and Vogel
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    Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 27 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2708.5, by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 29 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2910.5, and by adding in Article 5 of Chapter 32 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-3225 as follows:

    54.1-2708.5. Prescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures.

    Prior to prescribing an opioid, a dentist shall discuss with the patient or the patients parent or guardian information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioids; the dangers of taking opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other central nervous system depressants; the reasons why the prescription is necessary; and alternative treatments that may be available. The dentist shall include a notation in the patients medical record indicating that these required patient disclosures were discussed.

    54.1-2910.5. Prescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures.

    Prior to prescribing an opioid, a practitioner licensed under this chapter shall discuss with the patient or the patients parent or guardian information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioids; the dangers of taking opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other central nervous system depressants; the reasons why the prescription is necessary; and alternative treatments that may be available. The practitioner shall include a notation in the patients medical record indicating that these required patient disclosures were discussed.

    54.1-3225. Prescribing of opioids; required patient disclosures.

    Prior to prescribing an opioid, a TPA-certified optometrist shall discuss with the patient or the patients parent or guardian information regarding the prescribed opioid, including the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioids; the dangers of taking opioids with alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other central nervous system depressants; the reasons why the prescription is necessary; and alternative treatments that may be available. The TPA-certified optometrist shall include a notation in the patients medical record indicating that these required patient disclosures were discussed.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    David A. LaRock R-Richmond Sponsor
    Jill Holtzman Vogel R-Richmond Cosponsor
    James W. (Will) Morefield R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Joseph P. McNamara R-Richmond Cosponsor
    John J. McGuire R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Daniel W. Marshall R-Richmond Cosponsor
    James A. (Jay) Leftwich R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Christopher T. Head R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Nicholas J. (Nick) Freitas R-Richmond Cosponsor
    James E. Edmunds R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Christopher E. Collins R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Mark L. Cole R-Richmond Cosponsor
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    Date Branch Action
    01/16/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
    01/15/2020 House House: Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100130D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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