Bona Fide Prescriber-Patient Relationship Bill Sent to Governor

Posted on March 23, 2018

Before the Michigan Legislature wrapped up for its spring recess, House Bill (HB) 5678 was sent to the governor’s desk for signature. The MHA-supported HB 5678 will delay by a full year the effective date for requiring that a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship exists before a Schedule II-V controlled substance can be prescribed.

The delay to March 31, 2019, will ensure there is adequate time for all member hospitals to confirm all appropriate internal protocols are in place and for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to provide clarity on the opioid legislation through the rulemaking process.

Members will have an opportunity to comment on the draft rules during the public hearing phase of the rulemaking process. For more information, contact Paige Fults at the MHA.

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Tags: opioid, prescription drugs, HB 5678

Posted in: Issues in Healthcare

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