The house bill cleared the Senate this weekend. However, it didn’t happen without a lot of debate and likely some staging to get some bad amendments added to it. While Senator Schatz could have defeated the amendments, the Senators would then have filibustered it. Now the bill will go to conference since the House and Senate versions are different. Here is information about the amendments.
- Requires all new admittances into a hospital are checked on the PDMP database – we need to modify this
- Purges all the data after 180 days – bad amendment
- Only tracks Opioid and Benzos in the database – bad amendment
- Requires training on using the PDMP – Not a big deal