S. 581: Jessie's Law

Author's Summary: To include information concerning a patient's opioid addiction in certain medical records.

IB's Summary: From Charleston Gazette-Mail: "Through Jessie’s Law, physicians are going to be better prepared to deal with the medical records of recovering addicts, and make sure to not mistakenly assist in a relapse by prescribing opioid medication."


Status: 08/04/2017, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Senate Bill Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/581/text?r=2

Opposing House Bill Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1554

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