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SB 125: Physician Assistants; authority to prescribe hydrocodone compound products; authorize a physician to delegate to a physician assistant

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 125 allows a physician to delegate to a physician assistant the ability to issue a single non-refillable prescription for hydrocodone for a maximum 5-day supply consisting of not more than 30 tablets for adults (300 milligrams) and not more than 30 tablets (100 milligrams) for individuals under the age of 18.
In addition, a physician assistant who has been delegated this authority is required to complete three hours of continuing education biennially in how to appropriately order and use Schedule 2 controlled substances.

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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 164 91.1% Majority Vote
Nay 10 5.6%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 2 1.1%