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HB 409 (BR 1462) - J. Stacy

     AN ACT relating to controlled substances.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate regulations requiring that only under limited circumstances may a medical assistance recipient receive care from a provider located more than 60 miles away and only under restricted circumstances may a payment be made by a medical assistance program under KRS Chapter 205 for a controlled substance prescribed by a prescriber more than 30 miles from the state border; exclude children in the custody of the cabinet or whose care is paid by state funds or state-administered federal funds; create a new chapter of KRS Chapter 218A to require that the CHFS promulgate regulations allowing a prescriber or dispenser of a controlled substance to require the patient to return to the dispenser halfway through a prescription period so that the number of remaining units may be counted; provide that if the number of remaining units is less than prescribed for the prescription period that the prescriber or dispenser may confiscate the remaining units and keep them for destruction or for dose-by-dose dispensing to the patient; create a system that dispensers shall maintain to track information about patients reviewed; require dispenser to contact prescribers when patients are found to have not complied with dosing instructions; require reviewing dispenser to note details of prescriber contacts in the system; require the Department of Medicaid Services to pay no less than $12 upon completion of a review of a Medicaid recipient; create a new section of KRS 311 to require the Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations that restrict how physicians and other practitioners regulate noncancer, non-palliative care, non-hospice care chronic pain; create a new section of KRS 313 to require the Board of Dentistry to promulgate administrative regulations that restrict how dentists regulate noncancer, non-palliative care, non-hospice care chronic pain; create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to require the Board of Nursing to promulgate new administrative regulations that restrict how APRNs regulate noncancer, non-palliative care, non-hospice care, chronic pain.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Health & Welfare (H)


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