SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Public Health Code to do the following:
-- Delete a provision under which rules promulgated by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs must exempt from reporting requirements the administration of a controlled substance directly to a patient.
-- Require the rules to exempt from the reporting requirements the dispensing of a controlled substance in a hospital that administers a controlled substance to an inpatient, and, as currently required, the dispensing from a health facility or agency of a controlled substance in a quantity adequate to treat a patient for not more than 48 hours.
-- Provide that the rules would have to require a prescriber to report certain data to the electronic system for monitoring Schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 controlled substances if the prescriber dispensed buprenorphine, or a drug that contained buprenorphine or methadone, in a substance use disorder program and the patient consented.
-- Rescind an administrative rule that exempts a pharmacist, prescriber, or veterinarian from the reporting requirements in circumstances involving the administration of a controlled substance directly to a patient and the dispensing of a controlled substance in a health facility or agency in a quantity to treat a patient for not more than 48 hours.
The Code requires the Department to establish, by rule, an electronic system for monitoring Schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 controlled substances dispensed in Michigan by veterinarians, and by pharmacists and dispensing prescribers (physicians and dentists who dispense prescription drugs to their own patients); or dispensed to a Michigan address by a pharmacy licensed in the State.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.