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HB 278 (Oliverson)
Prescriptive Authority Agreements
For physicians who have a prescriptive authority agreement with a physician assistant and/or advanced practice registered nurse, streamlines requirements by: • removing existing requirement for face-to-face meetings between a physician and a physician assistant (PA) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN); and • requiring meetings to take place once a month in a manner determined by the physician and the PA or APRN.
HB 2174 (Zerwas)
Controlled Substance Prescribing: Electronic Prescribing and Required CME
• Beginning January 1, 2021, requires mandatory electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) for controlled substances. • Authorizes waivers to be issued by appropriate regulatory agencies based on specific criteria (economic hardship, technological limitations, etc). Requires waiver rules to be adopted by appropriate agencies and include basic criteria set by the Pharmacy Board. • Requires prescribers to complete two continuing education hours related to prescribing and monitoring controlled substances which may count toward ethics requirements. • The continuing education must be obtained no later than September 1, 2021. • Limits opioid prescribing for acute pain to 10 days with no refills.