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Unanimously passing the state House last week and the
House Bill 1846, now Act 184, authored by Rep.
"This new law helps ease increasing costs while maintaining the availability and quality health care
The new law imposes a general 30-day limit on physician-dispensed drugs, starting with the injured worker's initial treatment with a health care provider. It imposes a seven-day limit on dispensing Schedule II and III drugs (opioids) with a conditional 15-day extension if the patient requires surgery. It totally bans physician dispensing of over-the-counter drugs and places a cap on cost of drugs.
Previously, the loophole created a myriad of undesirable effects including inflated workers' compensation premiums for employers, proven cost increases, and narcotics abuse and addiction.
Estimates from the state
Turzai noted House Bill 1846 would not have become law without the bipartisan work between Quinn and the chairmen of the
Under Turzai's leadership, House Republicans have focused on improving the state's jobs climate and reducing the overall cost of doing business in
The House Republican agenda items included timely and responsible budgeting, tax cuts, lawsuit abuse reform, and unemployment compensation reform for the first time ever, as well as fostering the use of private sector dollars and public funds to put in new or modernize our existing infrastructure, sensibly dealing with drilling impacts, and passing regulatory reforms.
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