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HB 249: Controlled substances; collect more information regarding dispensing and use; provisions

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 249 requires those who have a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number to enroll in a prescription monitoring database and update that database when that individual writes a prescription for controlled substances or is a dispenser of controlled substances.
Violation of this requirement will be handled by the state as an administrative action by the governing board.
The bill requires dispensers of these prescriptions to submit the information every 24 hours.
Exemptions apply to those who have prescription of less than 26 pills, the prescriptions are dispensed by a patient in the hospital, a patient in hospice, a patient receiving treatment for cancer, and a patient who has had outpatient surgery and has no more than a 10-day supply.

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 167 92.8% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 8 4.4%
Excused 4 2.2%