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CS/SB 8: Controlled Substances

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Benacquisto ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Stargel ; Bean ; Passidomo

Controlled Substances; Prohibiting managed care plans and their fiscal agents or intermediaries from imposing certain requirements or conditions on recipients as a prerequisite to receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services to treat substance abuse disorders; authorizing certain boards to require practitioners to complete a specified board-approved continuing education course to obtain authorization to prescribe controlled substances as part of biennial license renewal; authorizing disciplinary action against practitioners for violating specified provisions relating to controlled substances; prohibiting the dispensing of certain controlled substances in an amount that exceeds a 3-day supply or a medically necessary 7-day supply if certain criteria are met, etc. APPROPRIATION: $53,555,360.00

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Last Action: 1/19/2018 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 01/24/18, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/23/2017 Senate • Filed
10/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 10
1/5/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/10/18, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Discussed/Workshop
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 10
1/11/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/16/18, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/16/2018 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
1/18/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/19/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 01/24/18, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building