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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5666

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1078

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING WELLNESS CHECK-INS FOR PATIENTS WITH PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require patients who (1) have been prescribed an opioid antagonist, and (2) are recovering from addiction to opiates, to maintain wellness check-ins with their prescribing practitioner as part of their treatment for opiate addiction for a minimum of one year from the date of the original prescription.

Statement of Purpose:

To require wellness check-ins for patients with a prescription for an opioid antagonist and recovering from opiate addiction.