SB 1039: pain management clinics; regulation
PRIME SPONSOR: Senator Brophy McGee, LD 28
BILL STATUS: Health and Human Services
Subjects pain management clinics to Department of Health Services (DHS) licensure, supervision, regulation and control.
A.R.S. § 36-448.01 defines a pain management clinic as a health care institution or a private office or clinic of a licensed health care provider in which a majority of the facility's patients in any month are prescribed opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates or carisoprodol, not including for medication-assisted treatment, by a health care provider from the health care institution or private office or clinic for more than 90 days in a 12 month period. A pain management clinic does not include a hospital, urgent care center, ambulatory surgical center, hospice facility or nursing care institution.
A.R.S. § 36-402 exempts from DHS licensure, supervision, regulation and control of dispensaries and first aid stations located within business or industrial establishment, are maintained solely for the use of employees, do not contain inpatient bed, and are under the supervision of a physician.
1. Subjects pain management clinics in private offices or clinics of licensed health care providers to DHS licensure, supervision, regulation and control. (Sec. 1)
2. Allows dispensaries and first aid stations as outlined to be under the supervision of a registered nurse practitioner. (Sec. 1)
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6. Fifty-fourth Legislature SB 1039
7. First Regular Session Version 1: Health and Human Services
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