HB1432 (CH0570)

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2017 Regular Session



Health Care Providers - Prescription Opioids - Limits on Prescribing (The Prescriber Limits Act of 2017)

Sponsored by:

Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 570

Synopsis:Requiring health care providers to prescribe the lowest effective dose of an opioid and in a quantity no greater than the quantity needed for the expected duration of specified pain unless the opioid is prescribed to treat a specified disorder or specified pain; requiring the dosage, quantity, and duration of specified prescribed opioids to be based on an evidence-based clinical guideline for prescribing controlled dangerous substances; authorizing specified disciplinary action by health occupations boards; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee (By Request - Departmental - Health and Mental Hygiene) and Delegates Bromwell, Kipke, Hayes, Reznik, Wilkins, Morhaim, Platt, Malone, Pena-Melnyk, B. Wilson, Folden, Pendergrass, Angel, Barron, Cullison, Hill, Kelly, Krebs, Metzgar, Miele, Morales, Morgan, Rosenberg, Saab, Sample-Hughes, Szeliga, West, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
By Request of the Governor
Health and Government Operations  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Health Occupations
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Emergency Bills
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Health Occupations
(14-404, 16-311, 4-315, 8-316, 1-223)

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November 28, 2017 1:07 P.M.