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Full Text of HB3596  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Dagmara Avelar

Filed: 4/20/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3596 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Controlled Substances Act is
5amended by adding Section 311.6 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 570/311.6 new)
7    Sec. 311.6. Opioid prescriptions.
8    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a
9prescription for a substance classified in Schedule II, III,
10IV, or V must be sent electronically, in accordance with
11Section 316. Prescriptions sent in accordance with this
12subsection (a) must be accepted by the dispenser in electronic
14    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or
15any other provision of law, a prescriber shall not be required
16to issue prescriptions electronically if he or she certifies



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1to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
2that he or she will not issue more than 25 prescriptions during
3a 12-month period. Prescriptions in both oral and written form
4for controlled substances shall be included in determining
5whether the prescriber will reach the limit of 25
7    (c) The Department of Financial and Professional
8Regulation shall adopt rules for the administration of this
9Section. These rules shall provide for the implementation of
10any such exemption to the requirements under this Section that
11the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may
12deem appropriate, including the exemption provided for in
13subsection (b).
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on
15January 1, 2023.".