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2019 House Bill 4224: Revise “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” definition details
Introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on February 21, 2019
To revise details of a law that requires a doctor to have a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship” before prescribing drugs that are subject to abuse. The bill does not change the definition itself, which requires a medical service provider to have reviewed a patient’s relevant medical records, and completed a full medical history and current condition assessment including an examination conducted in person or a via telehealth system. See also House Bill 4225, which eases this requirement for patients in hospice care.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on February 21, 2019
Reported in the House on March 14, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on March 14, 2019
Reported in the House on April 9, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on April 16, 2019
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on April 16, 2019

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