HB1629 was filed by Rep Steve Cookson in Missouri to ban the sale or giveaway of powdered alcohol. The Missouri Legislature does not begin until the end of the first week of January at which time this bill will be eligible to be assigned to committee. Mocep supported a very similar bill last session.
SB 608 – Beginning October 1, 2016, the Department of Social Services shall require MO HealthNet participants to pay an eight dollar copayment fee for use of a hospital emergency department for the treatment of a condition that is not an emergency medical condition. The Department shall promulgate rules for the implementation of this act.
- The wearing of a helmet not in compliance with such standards and specifications shall be considered a secondary offense and a driver shall only be cited for a helmet’s noncompliance if he or she was stopped by law enforcement for a separate primary offense.
“But most surprising — and disturbing — … The review concluded that there was little good evidence to support the safety or efficacy of long-term opioid therapy for nonmalignant pain.”
As it turns ou,t there was an error that unfortunately got propagated through multiple societies. The WHO and FDA are not considering making ketamine a schedule 1 agent. Sorry about any confusion that caused.
Please save the date for the ACEP SEC Conference. It is to be held from June 6-9, 2016 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. It will be a great mix of educational activities, CME, and there will plenty of time to relax with the family. We will have more information as the date gets closer.
On August 21, 2015 a coalition of medical groups sent a letter to Gail Vasterling, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services requesting that DHSS convene the Time Critical Diagnosis Advisory Committee to address issues with the rules governing the TCD system.
The groups signing onto the letter are: Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Area Regional Response System, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue, and Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons.
HB709 reinstated APRN and PA’s ability to prescribe hydrocodone after they were disallowed when the feds reclassified it to a Schedule II. no other schedule II’s are permitted to be written by these practitioners.
“For our folks who participate in the program, the return rates to the ER have been about 13 per 100,” he said. By comparison, people in his program who didn’t get an assessment returned to the emergency room at a rate of about 92 per 100 people.”
Asthma Assessment funded by state