MADIGAN,MJ AND CURRIE.
CNTRLLD SBSTNCS-PALLIATVE CARE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that, of the 9
members on the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board, one shall be
a physician licensed to practice in Illinois who has expertise in
palliative care. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
contrary, with regard to a prescription for a controlled substance
issued for the purpose of palliative care: (i) the prescription shall
be written on a single form, rather than an official prescription
blank, which shall be given to the patient, (ii) the pharmacist who
fills the prescription shall keep a copy of the prescription for 5
years and shall submit a copy to the Department of Human Services, and
(iii) no report that may otherwise be required by law to be made with
regard to a prescription for a high dosage of pain medication is
required to be made.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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