SB 1220 Telemedicine, practice of; prescribing controlled substances.
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Summary as introduced:
Practice of telemedicine; prescribing. Provides that a health care practitioner who performs or has performed an appropriate examination of the patient, either physically or by the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment, for the purpose of establishing a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship may prescribe Schedule II through VI controlled substances to the patient, provided that the prescribing of such controlled substance is in compliance with federal requirements for the practice of telemedicine. The bill also authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to register an entity at which a patient is treated by the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment for the purpose of establishing a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship and is prescribed Schedule II through VI controlled substances to possess and administer Schedule II through VI controlled substances when such prescribing is in compliance with federal requirements for the practice of telemedicine and the patient is not in the physical presence of a practitioner registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101416D  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101416D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/17  Senate: Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1009-Dunnavant) (13-Y 0-N)