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2017 Senate Bill 166: Restrict prescriptions to new patients

Public Act 248 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on February 15, 2017
To prohibit a doctor with a new patient from prescribing pain-killers or other drugs that are subject to abuse 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.
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.
Substitute offered by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R) on December 6, 2017
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D) on December 6, 2017
To create an exception for patients with symptoms of epilepsy.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Passed 86 to 24 in the House on December 13, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit a doctor from prescribing more than three days of pain-killers or other drugs that are subject to abuse without first checking the patient’s prescription record on a state database that collects this information. This is part of a larger opioid abuse legislative package consisting of House Bills 4403 to 4408 and Senate Bills 47, 166 and 167, and 270 to 274.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2017
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2017

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