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Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act

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A bill to require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/14/2019Introduced in Senate

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05/14/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 05/14/2019
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]* 05/14/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 05/15/2019

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/14/2019 Referred to

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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.