HB18-1279 - Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning a requirement that certain practitioners prescribe controlled substances electronically.

The bill requires podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and optometrists, starting July 1, 2021, and dentists and practitioners serving rural communities or in a solo practice, starting July 1, 2022, to prescribe schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances only via a prescription that is electronically transmitted to a pharmacy unless a specified exception applies. Prescribers are required to indicate on license renewal questionnaires whether they have complied with the electronic prescribing requirement. Pharmacists need not verify the applicability of an exception to electronic prescribing when they receive an order for a controlled substance in writing, orally, or via facsimile transmission and may fill the order if otherwise valid under the law.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 25, 2018
04/25/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/17/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/17/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/17/2018 - No Amendments
04/13/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/12/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/10/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/11/2018 - No Amendments
04/09/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/10/2018 - No Amendments
04/04/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/09/2018 - No Amendments
03/29/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment