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SB 8: Controlled Substances

GENERAL BILL by Benacquisto ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Stargel ; Bean ; Passidomo

Controlled Substances; Authorizing certain boards to require practitioners to complete a specified board-approved continuing education course to obtain authorization to prescribe controlled substances as part of biennial renewal; authorizing disciplinary action against practitioners for violating specified provisions relating to controlled substances; requiring certain pain management clinic owners to register approved exemptions with the department; providing requirements for pharmacists and practitioners for the dispensing of controlled substances to persons not known to them; establishing direct-support organizations for specified purposes; requiring a direct-support organization to operate under written contract with the department, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Last Action: 1/16/2018 Senate - CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/23/2017 Senate • Filed
10/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 10
1/5/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/10/18, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Discussed/Workshop
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 10
1/11/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/16/18, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/16/2018 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0