MD HB1432 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 25 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-05-25 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 570
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring health care providers to prescribe the lowest effective dose of an opioid and in a quantity no greater than the quantity needed for the expected duration of specified pain unless the opioid is prescribed to treat a specified disorder or specified pain; requiring the dosage, quantity, and duration of specified prescribed opioids to be based on an evidence-based clinical guideline for prescribing controlled dangerous substances; authorizing specified disciplinary action by health occupations boards; etc.

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Health Care Providers - Prescription Opioids - Limits on Prescribing (The Prescriber Limits Act of 2017)


Roll Calls

2017-04-03 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (47-0) (Y: 47 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-03-28 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (139-0) (Y: 139 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-05-25HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 570
2017-04-10HouseReturned Passed
2017-04-10SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2017-04-10SenateSecond Reading Passed
2017-04-10SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2017-04-07SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2017-04-06SenateHearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
2017-04-06SenateReassigned to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2017-04-06SenateHearing canceled
2017-04-06SenateHearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m.
2017-04-05SenateRereferred to Finance
2017-04-05SenateFirst Reading Senate Rules
2017-04-04HouseThird Reading Passed (139-0)
2017-03-31HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2017-03-31HouseFavorable with Amendments {526580/1 Report Adopted
2017-03-31HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2017-03-07HouseHearing 3/07 at 1:00 p.m.
2017-02-10HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Maryland State Sources

Roll Call,h-1084&stab=02&ys=2017RS
Roll Call,s-1451&stab=02&ys=2017RS

Bill Comments