91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1618
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Short description: 
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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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