This morning, the House Health Care & Wellness Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2730, which expands access to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to all licensed providers who can prescribe legend drugs, and making it easier for providers within hospitals to access PMP data.
Prescription opioids are frequently subject to abuse, and the death rate from prescription opioid overdose in America has increased fourfold between 1999 and 2010. By 2014, opioids were killing 125 Americans per day. This bill seeks to enable more physicians to access the data to better inform them of their patients’ prescription history.
WSHA is working with the Washington State Medical Association and the State Department of Health on this bill. This bill is a priority for WSHA.
For more information, contact Ian Corbrige. (206/216-2514).