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Providing for restrictions on prescriptions for opioid drugs (Cody, Harris, Jinkins)

Prohibits a practitioner, when issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to a patient for the first time for outpatient use, from issuing more than a seven-day supply. Prohibits a dentist, when issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to a patient for the first time for outpatient use, from issuing more than a three-day supply.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The substitute bill strikes the underlying provisions of the bill, which limited prescriptions for opioids drugs issued to a patient for the first time for outpatient use, and adds the continuing education and rulemaking requirements.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1339&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)