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2017 Senate Bill 213: Revise “telehealth” prescriptions

Public Act 22 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on March 2, 2017 To revise a 2016 law that appears to authorize rules that would permit remote “telehealth” providers to write prescriptions with various exceptions, and subject to restrictions imposed by other laws. The bill would expand this to include controlled substances, subject to additional conditions and limits. Reportedly the change is in part to accommodate the needs of community mental health and substance abuse disorder clinics.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on March 2, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on March 9, 2017.
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To revise a 2016 law that appears to authorize rules that would permit remote “telehealth” providers to write prescriptions with various exceptions, and subject to restrictions imposed by other laws. The bill would expand this to include controlled substances, subject to additional conditions and limits. Reportedly the change is in part to accommodate the needs of community mental health and substance abuse disorder clinics.
Received in the House on March 9, 2017 The House adopted a substitute that also corrects an oversight in a 2016 law (originally 2016 House Bill 5400) establishing licensure and regulation of advance practice registered nurses.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on March 9, 2017
Reported in the House on March 15, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on March 23, 2017
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 30, 2017

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