SB 206

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 149th General Assembly (2017-2018)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 12, 2018
  • Passed Senate Jun 07, 2018
  • Passed House Jun 26, 2018
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Prescription Monitoring Program.

Abstract

Far too many Delawareans have been personally affected by addiction and substance use disorder and have experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones suffer from this chronic disease. Nearly 2,000 individuals in Delaware suffered a non-fatal overdose in 2017, but data suggest that many of these individuals continued to be prescribed opioid pain medications or did not receive substance use disorder treatment. This Act links specific patient care data related to overdose collected by the Office of Emergency Medical Services or the Office of the State Epidemiologist with data in the Delaware Prescription Monitoring Program (“PMP”). This Act will foster best practices in the use of health information, to ensure that consistent, humane, evidence-based treatment and care is available and provided to those suffering from substance use disorder or non-fatal overdose. Linking this data may assist prescribers and pharmacists in the identification of substance use disorder and promote safer prescribing. This Act also provides prescriber and dispenser identified data to the PMP Advisory Committee and the Addiction Action Committee, which will enable these committees to do the following: 1. Appropriately identify prescribing and dispensing patterns of concern. 2. Make recommendations to the PMP administrator. 3. Provide targeted education to those individuals whose prescribing or dispensing practices are outliers from the Delaware average. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Bill Sponsors (10)

Stephanie L. Hansen

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Primary

David Bentz

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 18
Primary

Gregory F. Lavelle

  • Republican
  • None
Cosponsor

Ernesto B Lopez

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 6
Cosponsor

David P. Sokola

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 8
Cosponsor

Bryan Townsend

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 11
Cosponsor

Paul S. Baumbach

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 23
Cosponsor

Gerald L. Brady

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 4
Cosponsor

Timothy D. Dukes

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 40
Cosponsor

Helene M. Keeley

  • Democratic
  • None
Cosponsor

Votes


Jun 07, 2018

SM

Pass

Senate

Jun 26, 2018

3/5

Pass

House

Actions


Sep 10, 2018

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 26, 2018

House

Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT

Jun 13, 2018

House

Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 10 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Health & Human Development

Jun 12, 2018

House

Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Human Development

Jun 07, 2018

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT

Jun 06, 2018

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Health, Children & Social Services

May 08, 2018

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health, Children & Social Services

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