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  • NJ A3778
  • Requires electronic prescribing systems to default to three-day supply of opioid drugs, with ability for prescribers to issue prescriptions in any authorized quantity deemed medically appropriate.
Introduced
(5/23/2016)
In Committee
(5/23/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that, when a prescription for an opioid drug is issued using an electronic health records system, the system is to default to a three-day supply of the drug, which amount may be modified by the prescriber as appropriate to meet the patient's treatment needs. Prescribers will be permitted to issue prescriptions in any quantity the prescriber deems medically necessary, provided that the prescription otherwise meets the requirements of State and federal law. It is the sponsor's belief that requiring electronic health records systems to default to a three-day supply of opioid drugs will help encourage prescribers to carefully evaluate the amounts being prescribed and ensure they are appropriate to the patient's treatment needs, without impinging on the prescriber's authority to prescribe medication to patients in a manner the prescriber deems to be medically appropriate.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 5/23/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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