Establish an Exemption to the 30-day Supply Limitation on Certain Pain Medication

Last updated: May 1, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Paul Davis, Senate 4 - Piscataquis County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 232

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: This bill received an Ought Not to Pass report from the committee. It is dead.

Summary:

Current law prohibits an individual licensed to prescribe opioid medication from prescribing more than a 30-day supply of an opioid medication to a patient under treatment for chronic pain. This bill allows an individual licensed to prescribe opioid medication to prescribe no more than a 6-month supply of an opioid medication to a patient under treatment for chronic pain who will be out of the country at the end of the 30-day period.