Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some interesting upcoming bills, starting with Oklahoma where Governor Fallin recently thanked the Senate Health and Human Services Committee for passing SB 1821, which would require doctors to check the state’s online prescription monitoring program before prescribing narcotics. Last year the governor signed legislation that provided for real-time reporting to physicians, but according to officials not all practitioners are using the program. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee’s clearance of HB 350, which would make use, distribution, and cultivation of medical marijuana permitted for alleviating the symptoms of patients diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. A licensing and registration process would also be established by the bill, which noted that the laws of 20 states and the District of Columbia currently allow the use and cultivation of medical marijuana. Find out more by clicking here!