Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 3 and older under a statewide protocol

State: VA
Bill Number: HB 1323
Position: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted 5/27/2022, effective 7/1/2022

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 5/27/2022 - HB 1323 enacted, after governor did not act on the bill within the 30 day period. Effective 7/1/2022

UPDATE: 4/27/2022 - House agrees to governor's recommendation for HB 1323 and sent it back to the governor. 

UPDATE:  4/27/2022 - HB 1323 placed on House Calendar. 

UPDATE:  4/11/2022 - The House received the governor's recommendation for HB 1323. The governor's substitute does not contain substantial changes, and does not change NVIC Advocacy's position on the bill as it does not alter sections covered by NVIC Advocacy.

UPDATE 3/21/2022 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1323ER)

UPDATE: 3/9/2022 - HB 1323 passed the Senate as a substitute (39-Y 0-N) on 3/3/2022, however the House rejected the Senate substitute and bill will now go to a conference committee to work out a compromise.  

text of version passed by the Senate -    

text of version passed by the House - 

UPDATE:  3/1/2022 - HB 1323 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 1st, at 9:00 AM in the Pocahontas Building, Shared Committee Room B. Agenda -

UPDATE:  2/24/2022 - HB 1323 passed the Senate Education and Health Committee in a 14-1 vote

UPDATE:  2/24/2022 - HB 1323 passed the House on 2/15/2022 and is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday, Feb. 24th at 8:00 AM in Senate Committee Room A in the Pocahontas Building. Agenda -

UPDATE:  2/10/2022 - HB 1323 was scheduled for a hearing in the House Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee on 2/10/2022. It was on a Report from Subcommittee #3. Agenda -

UPDATE: 2/7/2022 - HB 1323 was removed from the hearing agenda for 2/8/2022 subcommittee hearing.  

UPDATE: 2/6/2022 - HB 1323 is scheduled for a hearing in Subcommittee #3 of the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on 2/8/2022 at 7:00 AM in the House Committee Room.  See agenda -   Link to sign up to speak -

UPDATE: 1/25/2022 - HB 1323 assigned to Subcommittee #3 of The House Health, Welfare and Institutions on 1/25/2022

HB 1323 was introduced and referred to the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on 1/21/2022.  This bill is sponsored by Delegate Orrock

This bill allows a pharmacist to initiate treatment with, dispense, or administer to persons three years of age or older in accordance with a statewide protocol developed by the Board of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health vaccines included on the Immunization Schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or that have a current emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The pharmacist may cause such vaccines to be administered by a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. - text, status and history for HB 1323