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2017 Senate Bill 167: Restrict prescriptions to new patients

Public Act 249 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on February 15, 2017 To authorize sanctions on a doctor who fails to comply with the mandate proposed by Senate Bill 166, which prohibits a doctor from prescribing pain-killers or other drugs subject to abuse to a new patient without first checking the patient’s prescription record on a state database that collects this information.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 15, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 22, 2017.
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(same description)
To authorize sanctions on a doctor who fails to comply with the mandate proposed by Senate Bill 166, which prohibits a doctor from prescribing pain-killers or other drugs subject to abuse to a new patient without first checking the patient’s prescription record on a state database that collects this information.
Received in the House on July 12, 2017
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on July 12, 2017
Reported in the House on October 4, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R) on December 6, 2017 To adopt a substitute that adds additional provisions, as described in the December 2017 House and Senate votes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D) on December 6, 2017 To create exceptions for patients with symptoms of epilepsy.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Passed 83 to 27 in the House on December 13, 2017.
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To require a doctor to have a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” before prescribing opioid and other painkillers that are subject to abuse, and authorize sanctions on a doctor who fails to first check the patient’s prescription record on a state database that collects this information before prescribing.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2017
Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
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(same description)
To require a doctor to have a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” before prescribing opioid and other painkillers that are subject to abuse, and authorize sanctions on a doctor who fails to first check the patient’s prescription record on a state database that collects this information before prescribing.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2017

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