Bill Summary

HB 451 Non-Opioid Directives (2019 Session)
Non-Opioid Directives: Requires DOH to establish voluntary non-opioid directive form & provides requirements for form; requires form be posted on DOH website; requires certain physicians document receipt of form in patient's medical record; authorizes patient to appoint duly authorized guardian or health care proxy who may revoke directive; requires certain physicians to provide copy of form to any patient to whom opioid drug may be prescribed, ordered, or administered; requires pharmacist to presume that electronically transmitted prescription for opioid drug is valid; authorizes pharmacist to dispense opioid drug in contradiction of directive; provides that certain persons are not liable for damages or subject to criminal prosecution; provides that certain persons may be subject to disciplinary action. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
H 0451
Filed on 01/22/19
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