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Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7997

   
 

*HB0705207997HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. TWEEDIE, 13th Dist.

REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st Dist.

REP. PETIT, 22nd Dist.

REP. CARPINO, 32nd Dist.

REP. STANESKI, 119th Dist.

REP. VAIL, 52nd Dist.

REP. ACKERT, 8th Dist.

REP. BOLINSKY, 106th Dist.

REP. ZUPKUS, 89th Dist.

REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th Dist.

REP. FLOREN, 149th Dist.

REP. GREEN, 55th Dist.

REP. WILSON, 66th Dist.

REP. KLARIDES-DITRIA, 105th Dist.

REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd Dist.

REP. MCGORTY, 122nd Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 7052

File No. 186

Cal. No. 155

(As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE. "

Strike subsections (c) and (d) of section 5 in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(c) A prescribing practitioner shall not issue a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for more than a [ seven-day] five-day supply of such drug at any time. [ When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for less than a seven-day supply of such drug, the prescribing practitioner shall discuss the risks associated with use of an opioid drug, including, but not limited to, the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid drugs and the dangers of taking opioid drugs with alcohol, benzodiazepines and other central nervous system depressants, and the reasons why the prescription is necessary with (1) the minor, and (2) the custodial parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor if such parent, guardian or other person is present at the time of issuance. ]

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, if, in the professional medical judgment of a prescribing practitioner, more than a seven-day supply of an opioid drug is required to treat an adult patient's acute medical condition, or more than a five-day supply of an opioid drug is required to treat a minor patient's acute medical condition, as determined by the prescribing practitioner, or is necessary for the treatment of chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnoses or for palliative care, then the prescribing practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat the acute medical condition, chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care. The condition triggering the prescription of an opioid drug for more than a seven-day supply for an adult patient or more than a five-day supply for a minor patient shall be documented in the patient's medical record and the practitioner shall indicate that an alternative to the opioid drug was not appropriate to address the medical condition. "