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2017 Senate Bill 274: Restrict opioid prescription quantities
Introduced by Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R) on March 23, 2017 To restrict the amount of opioid pain pills a doctor may prescribe to a seven day supply for acute conditions. The bill would also allow pharmacists to issue a smaller supply of painkillers to patients with longer prescriptions for chronic pain if requested by the patient.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on March 23, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on June 22, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To restrict the amount of opioid pain pills a doctor may prescribe to a seven day supply for acute conditions. The bill would also allow pharmacists to issue a smaller supply of painkillers to patients with longer prescriptions for chronic pain if requested by the patient.
Received in the House on July 12, 2017
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on July 12, 2017
Reported in the House on October 4, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R) on December 6, 2017 To revise some details of the proposed restrictions so they are aligned with federal law.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Passed 97 to 13 in the House on December 13, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To restrict the amount of opioid pain pills a doctor may prescribe for acute pain to a seven day supply. The bill would also allow pharmacists to issue a smaller supply of painkillers to patients with longer prescriptions for chronic pain if requested by the patient.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2017

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