2018 Crossover Accomplishments
Combating the Opioid Crisis
A sweeping epidemic is taking hold of our communities in the form of opioid-overdose related deaths, and we will not stand idly by as we lose our friends and families to this addiction. No one is immune from this sickness, and our legislation will take a proactive approach to helping curb this disease.
HB 1157 Pillion | Substance–exposed infants; plan for services.
Provides that the Department of Health shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth.
HB 1173 Pillion | Controlled substances; limits on prescriptions containing opioids.
Removes the 14–day Rx PMP check requirement for surgery; brings into alignment with 7–day Rx PMP check requirement for all other prescriptions
HB 842 LaRock | Controlled paraphernalia; possession or distribution, hypodermic needles and syringes, naloxone.
Provides that 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 may dispense or distribute hypodermic needles and syringes in conjunction with such dispensing of naloxone.
HB1469 Hugo | Felony homicide; certain drug offenses constitute second degree murder, penalty.
Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious act that resulted in the killing of another involved the manufacture, sale, gift, or distribution of opioids.
HB 1556 Pillion | Prescription Monitoring Program; adds controlled substances included in Schedule V and naloxone.
Adds controlled substances included in Schedule V for which a prescription is required and naloxone to the list of covered substances the dispensing of which must be reported to the Prescription Monitoring Program.
HJ 142 Hodges | Recovery Sunday designating as third Sunday of September 2018, and each succeeding year thereafter.
Designating the third Sunday of September, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as Recovery Sunday in Virginia to support church leaders as they seek to give a theological voice to addiction and recovery by dedicating certain Sundays to the discussion of these important issues.