Existing law authorizes a physician and surgeon to prescribe, dispense, or administer prescription drugs, including prescription-controlled substances, to an addict under his or her treatment, as specified. Existing law prohibits, except in the regular practice of his or her profession, any person from knowingly prescribing, administering, dispensing, or furnishing a controlled substance to or for any person who is not under his or her treatment for a pathology or condition other than an addiction to a controlled substance, except as specified. Existing law authorizes, until January 1, 2011, and only in specified counties, a licensed health care provider, who is already permitted pursuant to existing law to prescribe an opioid antagonist, as defined, if acting with reasonable care, to prescribe and subsequently dispense or distribute an opioid antagonist in conjunction with an opioid overdose prevention and treatment training program, as defined, without being subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution. Existing law requires a local health jurisdiction that operates or registers an opioid overdose prevention and treatment training program to collect prescribed data and report it to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Judiciary by January 1, 2010. This bill would instead require that this report be made by January 1, 2015, and would also extend the repeal date of these provisions to January 1, 2016. The bill would authorize a person who is not otherwise licensed to administer an opioid antagonist in an emergency without fee if the person has received specified training information and believes in good faith that the other person is experiencing a drug overdose. The bill would prohibit that person, as a result of his or her acts or omissions, from being liable for any violation of any professional licensing statute, or subject to any criminal prosecution arising from or related to the unauthorized practice of medicine or the possession of an opioid antagonist.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 545, Statutes of 2010.
Enrolled and to the Governor at 11:45 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 6419.)
Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6373.)
Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 0. Page 4598.)
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 20 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Ordered to third reading.
From Special Consent Calendar pursuant to Joint Rule 22.2.
Ordered to Special Consent Calendar.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 22).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 1. Page 5462.)
Read second time. To third reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 28).
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 13).
In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/18/10 - Introduced|
|05/28/10 - Amended Assembly|
|06/29/10 - Amended Senate|
|08/30/10 - Enrolled|
|09/29/10 - Chaptered|
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