New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted in Latest News on June 12, 2020.

HB 743 - Nonopioid Alternatives

Effective Date: July 1, 2020
HB 743 (Full Text)

Summary:

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.



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