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Mandate 1182

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend regulations to require protocol for treatment and discharge of individuals experiencing a substance-use related emergency
Purpose of legislation
Requires each hospital with an emergency department that is currently regulated by the State Board of Health (the Board) to establish a protocol for treatment and discharge of individuals experiencing a substance use-related emergency, which shall include provisions for (i) appropriate screening and assessment of individuals experiencing substance use-related emergencies and (ii) recommendations for follow-up care, which may include dispensing of naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal, issuance of a prescription for naloxone, and information about accessing naloxone at a community pharmacy or organization that dispenses naloxone or other opioid antagonist to persons without a prescription.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 233 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 410 : Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5939: Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapters 219, 233, and 525 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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