SB 0125 Doctors May Prescribe Controlled Substances - When
Committee:PUBHLR Number:L0614.01T
Last Action:05/04/95 - Signed by Governor
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 125 - This act is known as the "Intractable Pain Treatment Act". It allows physicians to prescribe controlled substances for therapeutic purposes to those person diagnosed and treated for a condition resulting in intractable pain. Intractable Pain is defined as a pain for which the cause can not be removed or treated and for which no relief or cure is possible or has been found.

Physicians would not be subject to disciplinary action by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts solely for prescribing controlled substances to a person diagnosed with intractable pain. The Board would be allowed to deny, revoke or suspend a physician's license who: (1) prescribes, administers or dispenses a controlled substance that is non-therapeutic in nature and who fails to keep complete and accurate records of the diagnosis and treatment plan; (2) fails to keep complete and accurate records of controlled substances received, prescribed, dispensed, administered and disposal; (3) writes false or fictitious prescriptions for controlled substances; or (4) prescribes, administers, or dispenses controlled substances in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of the Missouri Drug Control Act.