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 Bill Status of SB3431  100th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sue Rezin and Chris Nybo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 570/312from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1312

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that when issuing a prescription for an opiate to a patient 18 years of age or older for outpatient use for the first time, a practitioner may not issue a prescription for more than a 7-day supply. Provides that a practitioner may not issue an opiate prescription to a person under 18 years of age for more than a 7-day supply at any time and shall discuss with the parent or guardian of the person under 18 years of age the risks associated with opiate use and the reasons why the prescription is necessary. Provides that notwithstanding this provision, if, in the professional medical judgment of a practitioner, more than a 7-day supply of an opiate is required to treat the patient's acute medical condition or is necessary for the treatment of chronic pain management, pain associated with a cancer diagnoses, or for palliative care, then the practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat that acute medical condition, chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis, or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care. Provides that the condition triggering the prescription of an opiate for more than a 7-day supply shall be documented in the patient's medical record and the practitioner shall indicate that a non-opiate alternative was not appropriate to address the medical condition. Provides that these provisions do not apply to medications designed for the treatment of substance abuse or opioid dependence. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sue Rezin
  2/16/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Public Health
  4/13/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

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