HB3355 EngrossedLRB102 16962 RLC 22380 b

1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Controlled Substances Act is
5amended by adding Section 315.6 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 570/315.6 new)
7    Sec. 315.6. Risks of dependence on opioids.
8    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
9        (1) "Opioid" means a narcotic drug or substance that
10    is a Schedule II controlled substance under paragraph (1),
11    (2), (3), or (5) of subsection (b) or under subsection (c)
12    of Section 206 of this Act.
13        (2) "Department" means the Department of Human
14    Services.
15    (b) The Department shall develop and make available on its
16website information on the risks of developing a physical or
17psychological dependence on opioids and any alternative
18treatments, including the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program.
19    (c) The Department shall develop and make available upon
20request to all prescribers, pharmacists, and patients in the
21State a pamphlet which explains the risks of developing a
22physical or psychological dependence on opioids. This pamphlet
23may contain any information which the Secretary of the



HB3355 Engrossed- 2 -LRB102 16962 RLC 22380 b

1Department deems necessary and may be revised by the
2Department whenever new information becomes available. The
3pamphlet shall be downloadable from the Department's website.
4    (d) A pharmacist shall, prior to dispensing an opioid that
5is a Schedule II controlled substance, furnish the pamphlet or
6information therein developed by the Department and discuss
7the risks of developing a physical or psychological dependence
8on opioids.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.