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Bill Detail: SB19-079

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Title Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances
Status Governor Signed (04/08/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
D. Esgar (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
K. Priola (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/14/2019

Sections 1 to 14 of the bill require podiatrists, physicians,
physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and optometrists, starting
July 1, 2021, and dentists and practitioners serving rural communities or
in a solo practice, starting July 1, 2023, to prescribe schedule II, III, or IV
controlled substances only via a prescription that is electronically
transmitted to a pharmacy unless a specified exception applies.

Prescribers are required to indicate on license renewal questionnaires
whether they have complied with the electronic prescribing requirement.
Section 15 specifies that pharmacists need not verify the
applicability of an exception to electronic prescribing when they receive
an order for a controlled substance in writing, orally, or via facsimile
transmission and may fill the order if otherwise valid under the law.

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