SB 1230 Opiate prescriptions; electronic prescriptions.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Opiate prescriptions; electronic prescriptions. Requires a prescription for any controlled substance containing an opiate to be issued as an electronic prescription and prohibits a pharmacist from dispensing a controlled substance that contains an opiate unless the prescription is issued as an electronic prescription, beginning July 1, 2020. The bill defines electronic prescription as a written prescription that is generated on an electronic application in accordance with federal regulations and is transmitted to a pharmacy as an electronic data file. The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group of interested stakeholders to review actions necessary for the implementation of the bill's provisions, to evaluate hardships on prescribers and the inability of prescribers to comply with the deadline for electronic prescribing, and to make recommendations for any extension or exemption processes relative to compliance or disruptions due to natural or manmade disasters or technology gaps, failures, or interruptions of services. The work group shall report on the work group's progress to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2017, and a final report to such Chairmen by November 1, 2018.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101418D  pdf | impact statement
01/23/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17101418D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1230ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101418D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/19/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/17  Senate: Read second time
01/23/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/23/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1230E
01/23/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17101418D-E
01/24/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Passed by for the day
02/14/17  House: Read third time
02/14/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/17  House: Passed House with amendments (96-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/20/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1230ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 429 (effective - see bill)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)