Synopsis: Health. Provides that a Medicaid recipient may not be restricted access to a
prescription drug for mental illness. Adds a psychiatrist to the controlled substances advisory
committee. Requires the controlled substances advisory committee to review the records
maintained by the central repository for controlled substances designated by the state police
department regarding the prescribing of stimulant medications to children. Requires the report
to contain specified information and to be filed with the legislative council, governor, and
medical licensing board not later than December 1, 2001. Requires the office of Medicaid policy
and planning to report to the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight by March 1, 2003,
regarding the cost effectiveness of unrestricted access to mental illness drugs. (This conference
committee report: (1) deletes provisions regarding an owner or employee of certain health care
providers who receives money or other assets as a loan or gift from an individual who receives
care from the provider; (2) changes effective dates regarding unrestricted access to mental
illness drugs; (3) changes references from "adolescent psychology" to "adolescent psychiatry";
and (4) makes technical changes.)
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2001.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 471 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and
that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that
the bill be further amended as follows:
Page 1, delete lines 1 through 17.
Delete page 2.
Page 3, delete lines 1 through 16.
Page 3, line 19, delete "JANUARY 1, 2001 (RETROACTIVE)]:" and insert "UPON PASSAGE]:".
Page 3, line 25, delete "JANUARY 1, 2001 (RETROACTIVE)]:" and insert "UPON PASSAGE]:".
Page 5, line 30, delete "psychology" and insert " psychiatry".
Page 6, line 22, delete ";" and insert " :".
Page 7, line 10, delete "psychology" and insert " psychiatry".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to ESB 471 as reprinted April 13, 2001.)
Senator MillerRepresentative Crosby
Senator BreauxRepresentative Burton
Senate Conferees House Conferees