HB0653 (CH0215)

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2018 Regular Session



Health Care Providers - Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions - Discussion of Benefits and Risks

Sponsored by:

Delegate Young, K.


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 215

Synopsis:Requiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by the health occupations board that regulates the health care provider who commits the violation.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates K. Young, Angel, Barron, Cullison, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gibson, Kelly, Lafferty, Mautz, McMillan, Metzgar, Morales, Platt, Robinson, Sample-Hughes, Tarlau, Turner, Vogt, Pena-Melnyk, West, Kipke, Krebs, McDonough, and Morgan
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0522
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Health and Government Operations  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Review Boards
Statutes:Article - Health Occupations
(1-223, 14-404, 16-311, 4-315, 8-316)

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May 9, 2018 1:24 P.M.