HB 743 - Nonopioid Alternatives
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
HB 743 (Full Text)
The bill revises these requirements for certain health care practitioners to inform patient or patient’s representative of nonopioid alternatives before prescribing or ordering an opioid drug by:
- Requiring that the pamphlet provided to the patient be printed;
- Authorizing a health care practitioner to discuss non-opioid alternatives with, and provide the pamphlet to, the patient’s representative rather than the patient;
- Removing the requirement to address non-opioid alternatives when a drug is dispensed or administered; and
- Exempting hospice services and care provided in a hospital critical care unit or emergency department from the requirement to discuss non-opioid alternatives with a patient.