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CS/SB 8: Controlled Substances

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

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: 3/7/2018 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 21 (Ch. 2018-13) -SJ 799
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 -SJ 205
1/18/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/19/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 205
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 01/24/18, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/23/2018 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 206
1/24/2018 Senate • Favorable by Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 226
1/25/2018 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 226
1/29/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/01/18, 11:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/2/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/07/18, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/12/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/15/18, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
2/15/2018 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 353
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 353
3/2/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/18 -SJ 771
3/6/2018 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar
3/7/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 799
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 21 -SJ 799
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 21 (Ch. 2018-13) -SJ 799