This Week in Health CareSM, February 22, 2017
Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects some health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.
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The House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor will hold a public hearing February 23 regarding H.B. 1504, which requires a prescriber to check the information in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program when prescribing a benzodiazepine medication for the first time to a patient, as well as, an opioid from Schedule II or Schedule III every time medication is prescribed to a patient. Zack Cairns at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation will accept comments until February 23 regarding amendments to rules concerning applications for permits. Becky Lukaesko at email@example.com
The Composite Medical Board will accept comments until February 24 regarding a proposed rule concerning requirements for physicians. Becky Lukaesko at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee will hold a public hearing on February 27 regarding S.B. 287, which mandates that any insurer or mutual benefit society that requires preauthorization of a medical treatment or service to disclose any standards, criteria or information the insurer uses for preauthorization decisions on its public website. Arielle Woodmore at email@example.com
The Board of Medical Licensure will hold a public hearing on February 23 regarding proposed rule amendments concerning professional standards for prescribing or dispensing buprenorphine-mono-product or buprenorphine-combined-with-naloxone for medically-supervised withdrawal or the treatment of opioid dependency. Nick Colombo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Health Bureau of Health Services Financing will accept comments until February 28 regarding proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Benefits Management Program. Amy Cole at email@example.com
The House Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on February 24 regarding H.B. 453, which requires Medicaid coverage for marriage and family therapist services. Arielle Woodmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on February 24 regarding S.B. 1044, which requires each wholesale distributor and outsourcing facility located within or outside of the state that provides services to outlets within the state to be annually licensed by the Board of Pharmacy. The measure also requires third-party logistics providers to be licensed by the Board of Pharmacy. Zack Cairns at email@example.com