Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sen. Dave Aronberg's Pill Mill Bill Goes to Governor

Convicted felons or other "bad doctors" could no longer own pain clinics under a measure approved by the Senate on Monday to rein in so-called pill mill operators who lawmakers say are little more than legalized drug dealers.The Senate unanimously approved the measure (SB 2272).

The Senate gave final approval to the measure (HB 325) with a 30-7 vote just before noon. The House passed it last week with a 77-33 vote. ... Under the bill (SB 2272),

Provides that pain-management clinics that are required to be registered with the DOH are business establishments. Requires all privately owned pain-management clinics, or offices that primarily engage in the treatment of pain by prescribing or dispensing controlled substance medications or by employing a physician who is primarily engaged in the same, to register with the DOH, etc.
Effective Date: 10/01/2010

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