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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Substance use disorders. Requires an addiction treatment team and an office based opioid provider to use one of the three most effective medications as indicated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, unless contraindicated for the patient. Requires the coroner to notify the state department of health (department) and a deceased individual's prescribing physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse upon learning of the death of the individual in the coroner's jurisdiction as the result of a controlled substance overdose. Requires the department to maintain a list of physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses who prescribe a Substance use disorders. Requires an addiction treatment team and an office based opioid provider to use one of the three most effective medications as indicated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, unless contraindicated for the patient. Requires the coroner to notify the state department of health (department) and a deceased individual's prescribing physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse upon learning of the death of the individual in the coroner's jurisdiction as the result of a controlled substance overdose. Requires the department to maintain a list of physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses who prescribe a controlled substance that results in an overdose death. Requires the medical licensing board to adopt rules to establish treatment requirements for physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses who treat patients with chronic pain that are based on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain. Requires that the medical licensing board adopt rules to require physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses who treat patients with a drug addiction to use one of the three most effective medications as indicated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, unless contraindicated for the patient. ... View more