Status - In Committee
Summary- Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that all decisions regarding the treatment of patients experiencing pain, including chronic pain, shall be made by the prescriber. Provides that ordering, prescribing, dispensing, administering, or paying for controlled substances, including opioids, shall not in any way be predetermined by specific morphine milligram equivalent guidelines. Provides that, before the Department of Human Services releases confidential information from the central repository, the applicant, in addition to other requirements of the Act, must demonstrate in writing to the Department that the applicant has a valid court order or subpoena for the release of the confidential information requested.