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2019 House Bill 4225: Exempt hospice painkiller from “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship" requirement

Public Act 43 of 2019

Introduced by Rep. Bronna Kahle (R) on February 21, 2019
To establish a hospice exception from a law that prohibits prescribers who do not have a “bona fide prescriber-patient relationship" from prescribing controlled substance painkillers. This restriction 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. The proposed exception is intended to let hospice care providers adjust medication to the meet serious and rapidly changing needs of a dying individual.   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-2) 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
Received in the House on June 19, 2019
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 8, 2019

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