The following was provided by KAFP contract lobbyist firm — MML&K
Pill Mill Clean-up legislation – HB 217
- The legislation moves the required prescribing protocols for Schedule II drug and drugs containing hydrocodone from statutory requirements to regulatory requirements, allowing prescribers to only have to refer to a single document to see what they must do to be in compliance with the law.
- Allows required medical exams and histories to be tailored to a patient’s specific medical complaints and allows a mental health examination to qualify for mental health problems.
- Bill does not require testing of any sort. KBML regulations have been simplified to require testing ONLY FOR LONG TERM PAIN PRESCRIBING.
- Synchronizes the exemptions recognized under HB 1 with exemptions developed in the regulations.
- Creates an exemption for hospitals and long term care facilities, so long as the facility runs an initial KASPER report upon admission
- Expands the post-surgery exemption to 14 days.
- Exempts federally administered research projects.
- Allows the Board of Medical Licensure to recognize additional training and certifications for persons seeking to be the medical director of a pain management facility.
- Allows a hospital or long term care facility to have its own KASPER account.
- Allows medical examiners to perform KASPER searches.
- Allows KASPER reports to be used in disciplinary hearings before the licensing board of a person authorized to prescribe controlled substances.
- Allows the mandatory drug theft reporting requirements to be fulfilled by using a DEA form 106.
- Contained an emergency clause, bill become effective on signature of the Governor, March 4, 2013.
- Passed and signed by the Governor with an emergency clause, which means the bill is law today.