PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOIDS: LIMITATIONS                                            S.B. 274 (S-2):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                                  ON THIRD READING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 274 (Substitute S-2 as reported by the Committee of the Whole)

Sponsor:  Senator Marty Knollenberg

Committee:  Health Policy

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Public Health Code to do the following:

 

--    Allow a pharmacist to partially fill in increments a prescription for a Schedule 2 controlled substance under certain circumstances (described below).

--    Limit the amount and supply of opioids a prescriber could prescribe for a patient who was being treated for acute pain, beginning July 1, 2018.

 

A pharmacist could partially fill a prescription for a Schedule 2 controlled substance in increments if one of the following applied:

 

 --    The pharmacist was unable to supply the full quantity prescribed or the patient requested a smaller quantity than what was prescribed, in which case the prescription would have to be filled within 30 days after the date it was issued.

 --    The prescription was filled upon the oral prescription of a practitioner, in which case the prescription would have to be filled within 72 hours after the first partial filling.

 --    The prescription was for a terminally ill patient, in which case the prescription would have to be filled within 60 days after the date in which it was issued.

 

MCL 333.7333 et al.                                                 Legislative Analyst:  Stephen Jackson

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed:  6-21-17                                                     Fiscal Analyst:  Josh Sefton

 

 

 

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.