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2021 House Bill 5261: Revise certain opioid-related drug prescription procedures

Public Act 41 of 2022

Introduced by Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D) on August 17, 2021
To revise details of a law that requires health professionals to record a “nonopioid directive form” in a medical record, including an electronic medical record. This is a form that indicates to prescribers and pharmacists that an individual must not be administered an opioid or offered a prescription for an opioid. The bill would make exceptions for surgery or other "medically necessary" uses.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on August 17, 2021
Reported in the House on November 4, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on December 2, 2021
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on December 2, 2021
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2022
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 23, 2022