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House Bill 1 Revisited: Kentucky General Assembly Amends the Pill Mill Bill

In a 2012 Special Session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 1, also known as the “pill mill bill,” to reign in the overprescribing of prescription drugs and the diversion of prescription drugs.  Following the enactment of House Bill 1 and it being signed into law by Governor Beshear, the Cabinet and various licensure boards issued regulations implementing House Bill 1’s requirements.  After emergency regulations were promulgated, Governor Beshear’s office held a series of stakeholder meetings to address the concerns of health care providers and other stakeholders to address some of the compliance and logistical issues that were being raised by stakeholders.  Both Governor Beshear’s office, as well as various licensure boards, recognized that House Bill 1 and the implementing regulations would require amendment and refinement to address concerns raised by the provider community and other stakeholders.  During the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly, some of these concerns were addressed in House Bill 217 which amended portions of House Bill 1 to address some of the compliance and other issues raised by health care providers and other stakeholders. More >

PROPOSED PAIN CLINIC LEGISLATION WILL REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PROVIDER OPERATIONS AND INCREASE LEGAL SCRUTINY OF PRESCRIBING PRACTICES

Posted In Free Conference Committee Report, Health Care Law, House Bill 4, Pain Management Facilities

The Kentucky General Assembly is currently considering sweeping legislation to combat prescription drug abuse through increased regulation of pain clinics and greater scrutiny of prescribing practices by various agencies of state government.  House Bill 4 and the Free Conference Committee Report proposing to modify House Bill 4, if enacted and signed by Governor Beshear, will place significant limits on ownership of pain clinics and also impose a host of requirements governing the operation of pain clinics in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. More >

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