SB273 SFAT Trump 2-16
Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 273--A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5H-2 and §16-5H-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §16-5Y-2, §16-5Y-4, and §16-5Y-5 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-54-1, §16-54-2, §16-54-3, §16-54-4, §16-54-5, §16-54-6, §16-54-7, §16-54-8, and §16-54-9; to amend and reenact §30-3-14 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-3A-1, §30-3A-2, §30-3A-3, and §30-3A-4 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-4-19 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-5-6 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-7-11 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-8-18 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-10-19 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-14-12a of said code; to amend and reenact §30-36-2 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-5-509; and to amend and reenact §60A-9-4, §60A-9-5, and §60A-9-5a of said code, all relating to reducing the use of certain prescription drugs; providing for an exemption from registration for office-based, medication-assisted treatment program in specified cases; making clarifying amendments to provide for an exemption for medication-assisted treatment programs; clarifying physician responsibility for medication-assisted treatment; clarifying definition of “pain management clinic”; providing for emergency rulemaking; defining terms; providing for an advance directive; requiring consultation with patients prior to prescribing an opioid; limiting the amount of opioid prescriptions; requiring a narcotics contract in certain circumstances; providing exceptions to prescribing limits; providing for referral to a pain clinic or pain specialist; providing reports to licensing boards regarding abnormal or unusual prescribing practices; providing for consideration of other treatment options prior to prescribing an opioid; requiring insurance coverage for certain procedures to treat chronic pain; requiring the Board of Pharmacy to report quarterly to various licensing boards; exempting the Board of Pharmacy from certain purchasing requirements; clarifying who must report to the Controlled Substances Monitoring Database; precluding retaliation against a heath care provider for declining to prescribe a narcotic; clarifying the practice of acupuncture; and permitting the investigation and discipline for abnormal and unusual prescribing and dispensing of prescription drugs.