20-HB1917/SB1912 – Vaughan/Reeves

Bill Description

This bill adds non-opioid medicinal drugs or drug products and occupational therapy to the list of alternative treatments that must be disclosed and explained by a healthcare practitioner to a patient or the patient's legal representative as a prerequisite to obtaining informed consent to treatment with an opioid.

TLRC Position

We support this bill and wish it weren't necessary.

TLRC Observed Process

Passed both chambers unanimously. No drama.

Vote Result: Passed

Score: +5