MD HB653 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-9)
Status: Passed on April 24 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-24 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 215
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Requiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by the health occupations board that regulates the health care provider who commits the violation.

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Health Care Providers - Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions - Discussion of Benefits and Risks


Roll Calls

2018-04-05 - Senate - Senate Floor - Third Reading Passed (45-0) (Y: 46 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-26 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (131-6) (Y: 132 N: 7 NV: 2 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2018-04-24HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 215
2018-04-10HouseReturned Passed
2018-04-09SenateThird Reading Passed (45-0)
2018-04-09SenateSecond Reading Passed
2018-04-09SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2018-04-09SenateFavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2018-04-09SenateRereferred to Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2018-04-05SenateFirst Reading Senate Rules
2018-04-04HouseThird Reading Passed (131-6)
2018-04-03HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2018-04-03HouseFavorable with Amendments {516289/1 Report Adopted
2018-04-03HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2018-02-21HouseHearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-02-02HouseHearing canceled
2018-02-20HouseHearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
2018-01-29HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations


Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments