SB 1009 Telemedicine, practice of; prescribing controlled substances.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

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. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to HB 1767.

Full text:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101063D  pdf | impact statement
01/12/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104059D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1009ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0058)  pdf

Status:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/16 17101063D
01/04/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
01/12/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104059D-S1
01/13/17  Senate: Incorporates SB1220 (Barker)
01/13/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/16/17  Senate: Read second time
01/16/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/16/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104059D-S1
01/16/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1009S1
01/17/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Placed on Calendar
01/30/17  House: Read first time
01/30/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1009ER)
02/14/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/15/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/15/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 58 (effective 2/20/17)
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0058)