SB535 HH&HR AMT 3-6 #1

    The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the bill, beginning on page one, by striking out the title of the bill in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new title, to read as follows:

A BILL to amend and reenact §30-3-16 of the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §30-7-15a of said code; and to amend and reenact §30-14A-1 of said code, all relating to expanding prescriptive authority of advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and assistants to osteopathic physicians and surgeons to allow the prescribing of medications for chronic diseases for an annual supply. It also clarifies that controlled substances are not included and chronic pain management is excluded from chronic diseases. Further, it eliminates the exclusion for prescribing anticoagulants for the specific prescribers covered.” ”