HB 2165 Opiate prescriptions; electronic prescriptions.
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Summary as passed House: (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 and provides that Schedule II through V prescriptions must be transmitted in accordance with federal regulations. The bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a work group to review actions necessary for the implementation of the bill's provisions and 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 service. The bill requires the work group to report on its 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 to issue a final report to such Chairmen by November 1, 2018.

Full text:
01/11/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101952D  pdf | impact statement
01/30/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101952D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2165ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)  pdf

House amendments

01/11/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101952D
01/11/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/17  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Read first time
01/30/17  House: Read second time
01/30/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2165E
01/30/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101952D-E
01/31/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Enrolled
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2165ER)
02/15/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/21/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 115 (effective - see bill)
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)