S.1448 - Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1448 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/14/2019)
Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act
This bill establishes a new registration requirement for a practitioner (other than a hospital, pharmacy, or veterinarian) who is licensed to dispense or conduct research with a controlled substance in schedules II, III, IV, or V of the Controlled Substances Act.
Specifically, the practitioner must comply with a training requirement as a condition of obtaining or renewing their registration. The training must include information on best practices for pain management and responsible prescribing of pain medications.