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.
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.