Senator Ginal and
Senator Marchman, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-144
concerning allowing a health care provider to prescribe, dispense, or administer
certain controlled substances to patients with chronic pain caused by a
diagnosed condition, with a few exceptions. A prescribing provider is not
subject to disciplinary action by their regulator for prescribing medication,
including in doses that exceed the recommended morphine milligram equivalent
dosage or state or federal opioid prescribing guidelines.
Committee members asked the sponsors questions.