ADEA State Update

Bills of Interest - July 2018

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  • In Illinois, SB 2952 would allow licensed prescribers or pharmacists to authorize individuals they employ the ability to access and consult the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program on their behalf if they have received training in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). SB 2952 would also modify the composition of the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, increasing the number to 16 members appointed by the Prescription Monitoring Program Clinical Director. The committee is comprised of prescribers and dispensers licensed to practice as follows: one family or primary care physician; one pain specialist physician; four other physicians, one of whom may be an ophthalmologist; two (rather than one) advanced practice registered nurses; one physician assistant; one optometrist; one dentist; one veterinarian; one clinical representative from a statewide organization representing hospitals; and three pharmacists. On June 29, SB 2952 was sent to the governor to be signed into law.
  • In Illinois, SB 2587 would amend the Telehealth Act to include dentists as “health care professionals” who may practice telehealth services. On June 19, SB 2587 was sent to the governor to be signed into law.

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